Cornell is offering it's first four MOOCs starting February 2014. Please visit our course page for current offerings at: https://www.edx.org/school/cornellx.

Wiretaps to Big Data

MOOC launched March 2, 2014

American Capitalism: A History

MOOC launched March 17, 2014

MOOC Video Production

Videographers preparing materials for MOOC sessions

Professor Stephen Wicker

Wiretaps to Big Data MOOC

Networks, Crowds and Markets MOOC

Professor Jon Kleinburg with Lars Backstrom, Facebook

Professor Louis Hyman

MOOC shoot for American Capitalism, launched March 17, 2014.

Relativity and Astrophysics MOOC

Explore the powerful and intriguing connections between astronomy and Einstein’s theory of relativity

Networks, Crowds and Markets

MOOC launched March 2, 2014

Professor David Chernoff, Relativity and Astrophysics

MOOC launched Feb. 3, 2014

Online Learning


Cornell has partnered with edX to deliver content through its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform. This website serves as a resource for faculty interested in teaching a MOOC and for students who want to learn more about taking a MOOC. Having joined edX spring 2013, Cornell University has offered support for the creation of four MOOCs on the edX platform in 2013-14.

September 2013, the Provost announced further and broader opportunities for faculty to develop online courses and activities, including MOOCs.
Visit "Proposals".



Current News

  • Provost's office funds MOOCs, online innovation - Cornell Chronicle (Apr '14)
  • Online education report encourages experimentation - Cornell Chronicle (Mar '14)
  • Baptist and Hyman outline their reason for faith in the future of MOOCs in this Huffington Post piece (Feb. '14)
  • The Huffington Post featured commentary from Louis Hyman and Edward Baptist of Cornell University on launching one of Cornell’s first MOOCs via the edX platform, American Capitalism: A History. (Feb. '14)
  • Inside Highed Ed reported that student journalists at UT-Austin and Cornell have written similar editorials over the past few weeks questioning why edX courses offered by their universities aren’t yet benefiting residential students. (Feb. '14)
  • The Cornell Daily Sun reported that the University Faculty Senate held a meeting for professors to debate the benefits and financial concerns associated with expanding Cornell’s current MOOC offerings on the edX platform. (Feb '14)
  • Register now for Cornell's spring MOOCs (Jan '14)

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