More than 175,000 students have enrolled in online courses offered by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health via Coursera, a new education venture that offers high-quality university courses online for free, the school announced today. The School of Public Health currently offers eight courses—also called Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs—on data analysis, nutrition, primary health care, biostatistics and principles of obesity economics.
"We are very pleased with the response to our Coursera content," Dean Michael J. Klag said in a news release. "Sharing our knowledge and research with the world is an essential part of our mission of improving health and saving lives. MOOCs are another tool to help the Bloomberg School expand the reach of public health education. The Bloomberg School has been offering online learning options for more than 15 years and we are the largest online public health education provider in the world."Read more from School of Public Health