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Area colleges see fast-growing demand for online courses

Student interest in online courses has nearly doubled at UND in the past five years, while other regional institutions have seen an even greater increase. At the University of Minnesota-Crookston, an influx of 236 more students this year contributed to breaking the university’s enrollment record.

MOOCs for Credit

Coursera, the largest provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs), has entered into a contract to license several of the courses it has built with its university partners to Antioch University, which would offer versions of the MOOCs for credit as part of a bachelor’s degree program.