One of the newest trends in online education is Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), classes that allow literally thousands of students to learn together via distance learning technology. MOOCs provide students from around the world the opportunity to learn from industry experts at little or no cost. They are a great way for individuals to learn new concepts and test their readiness for continued professional development.
In October, UC offered its highly regarded MOOC on Innovation and Design Thinking for the second year in a row. The 2013 class had the largest enrollment of any course in UC's history. More than 2500 participants from 100 countries enrolled.
This class does not have any enrollment fees, entry requirements, or prerequisites. Participants who successfully complete the course and subsequently enroll in the MBA program in the UC Lindner College of Business or in the Master of Engineering program in the UC College of Engineering and Applied Sciences will receive two FREE credits for completing the course, so the Innovation and Design Thinking MOOC is a great opportunity for you to learn about the topic and to "test drive" our business and engineering graduate programs.