By Michael Amigot / IBL
SUNY Broome has become the first community college offering a MOOC on a major platform. Located in Binghamton, N.Y., this institution, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, launched last year in Coursera the course “Foundations for Assisting in Home Care“, intended for learners who wanted to see if a career in home health care was right for them.
Broome Community College feels as though this 13-week course –that attracted 1,200 learners from 100 different countries– has succeeded as a way to spread its brand, reach new students and serve people in central New York.
> Read the article “MOOC With a Community College Twist” in Inside Higher Education.
> edX started a program to work with two community colleges.