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Elite universities offer free, online courses through Coursera

If you read this morning’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution, you may have seen an article announcing that Georgia Tech has joined a program that offers free, online college courses. The program is called Coursera, and it has dozens of classes, taught by professors at such schools as Princeton, Rice, Duke and Stanford, among others. More than just online lectures to view, Coursera classes have students interact with one another, ask questions, and take quizzes.

The Coursera consortium offers more than 100 courses. While most of them cover science and technology topics, there are a handful in the humanities, including classes in history, poetry, rhetoric, design and mythology.

Coursera classes do not earn college credits, but if your child is looking for higher-level teaching on a topic they love, an online course could help fill that need.

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