U. of Texas aims to use MOOCs to reduce costs, increase completion

So far the universities partnering with edX and Coursera on massive open online courses MOOCs have focused on the ideal of lowering the barriers to elite courses.But edX’s newest partner, the University of Texas System, has more pragmatic ambitions. It wants to use them to get more students through college more quickly and for less money.“We’re trying to move the MOOC model,” said Steve Mintz, executive director of the Texas systems Institute for Transformational Learning, in an interview.

U. of Texas aims to use MOOCs to reduce costs, increase completion