14,160 students enroll in newest MOOC

The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education rolled out its fifth Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with 14,160 students from 158 different countries enrolling.  The six-week course, “Fundamentals of Rehearsing Music Ensembles” begins this week.

Evan Feldman, UNC Wind Ensemble conductor and assistant professor of music, is teaching the course.

In early 2013, UNC-Chapel Hill announced a 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.

Overall, 160,000 students from more than 190 countries have participated in UNC-Chapel Hill MOOCs since the first course launched in 2013.

Read more about the Friday Center and Carolina’s MOOCs.

May 6, 2014.