Education
11:41 am
Mon February 11, 2013

UT Announces Free Online Classes

Beginning this fall, the University of Texas will start offering free online courses through the non-profit organization EdX.

The UT Board of Regents authorized a partnership with EdX last fall. As KUT News wrote at the time, classes offered through EdX are not for college credit; instead, participants can earn a "certificate of mastery." The university says its also exploring the expansion of online learning for enrolled students.

Here’s a look at the course offerings from UT, announced today:

Fall 2013 launch

  • Ideas of the Twentieth Century — Daniel Bonevac, College of Liberal Arts; Roy Flukinger, Harry Huntt Ransom Humanities Research Center
  • Introduction to Globalization — John Hoberman, College of Liberal Arts
  • Bench to Bedside: Introduction to Drug Development and the Commercialization Process — Janet Walkow, College of Pharmacy; Donna Kidwell, IC2 Institute; Alan Watts, College of Pharmacy
  • Energy Technology & Policy — Michael Webber, Cockrell School of Engineering

Spring 2014 launch

  • Jazz Appreciation — Jeffrey Hellmer, College of Fine Arts
  • Foundations of Data Analysis — Catherine Stacy and Michael Mahometa, College of Natural Sciences
  • Mathematics and Effective Thinking — Michael Starbird, College of Natural Sciences
  • Introduction to Embedded Systems — Jonathan Valvano and Ramesh Yerraballi, Cockrell School of Engineering
  • Linear Algebra: Theory and Computation — Robert van de Geijn and Margaret Myers, College of Natural Sciences

EdX was founded as a partnership between Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, both of which also offer online courses through the EdX platform. 

UT says it will announce start dates for its online courses this summer.