Author: Amanda D’Amico
How many times have you come across a problem in your career, only to wish you paid more attention in this class or taken that one while in school?
Penn has teamed up with Princeton, Stanford, and Michigan to offer a solution: Coursera. In addition to the many lifelong learning events and opportunities at Penn—including classes through the College of Liberal and Professional Studies—Coursera offers free online courses to anyone who would like to take them. From computer science to health care, these not-for-credit courses are taught by accredited faculty and staff at one of the four sponsoring universities and range in length from four weeks to 12 weeks. The outstanding faculty members teaching courses via Coursera include the following:
• Ezekiel J. Emanuel, the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, with appointments at the Wharton School and the Perelman School of Medicine;
• Robert Ghrist, the Andrea Mitchell Penn Integrating Knowledge Professor, appointed at both the School of Engineering and mathematics department in the School of Arts and Sciences; and
• Kevin Werbach, associate professor of legal studies and business ethics at the Wharton School.