In early 2013, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced a new partnership with Coursera, an online education company that provides a platform for delivery of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Coursera partners with the top universities around the world to offer non-credit courses online for anyone to take, for free.
The following courses have been developed by UNC-Chapel Hill faculty to be available for free to people all over the world. Hundreds of thousands of people have joined these courses, and we encourage you to do so too. Click on the course links below for more information or to enroll.
Currently Accepting Enrollments:
- The American South: Its Stories, Music, and Art. William Ferris, Center for the Study of the American South
- Copyright for Multimedia. Anne Gilliland, Scholarly Communications Officer (This course is offered in partnership with Duke University and Emory University.)
- Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Public Health. Lorraine Alexander and Karin Yeatts, Gillings School of Global Public Health
- Fundamentals of Rehearsing Music Ensembles. Evan Feldman, Department of Music, College of Arts and Sciences
- Infection Prevention in Nursing Homes. Kirk Huslage, North Carolina Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (SPICE)
- Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy. Don Hornstein, School of Law
- Positive Psychology. Barbara Fredrickson, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology
- The Psychology of Popularity. Mitch Prinstein, John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology
- Research Data Management and Sharing. Helen Tibbo, School of Information and Library Science (This course is offered in partnership with the University of Edinburgh.)
- What’s Your Big Idea? Buck Goldstein, UNC-Chapel Hill and Holden Thorp, Washington University
Pending Future Offering:
- Metadata: Organizing and Discovering Information. Jeff Pomerantz, School of Information and Library Science
Coursera’s online course platform is free and available to anyone, anywhere. It uses a blend of video lecture segments, interactive quizzes, online message forums and other measures to teach students and later evaluate their mastery of subject material. For more information, visit Coursera.org.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a future course, please contact Friday Center director, Robert Bruce, at email@example.com.