16-university consortium expands partnerships to 16

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Coursera, a startup built around the global classroom business model, announced new partnerships with an additional 12 universities, bringing the total to 16 major universities now offering in free, online courses. The larger span of universities now on board brings a range of information technology courses, from the fundamentals of algorthms to machine learning and security.

Along with the original four institutions as part of Coursera — Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University and the University of Michigan — Coursera is also partnering with Johns Hopkins University, University of Toronto, University of Illinois, University of Washington, CalTech, Rice University, Duke University, University of California San Francisco, University of Virginia, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Edinburgh, and Ecole PolyTechnique Federale de Lausanne.

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