U-M Reaches Its 5 Millionth Lifelong Learner

Eric Joyce, Marketing Specialist

We are pleased to announce the University of Michigan has now reached more than five million lifelong learners around the world!

This is an exciting new milestone as Academic Innovation continues its mission to shape the future of learning by enabling personalized, engaged and lifelong learning while continuing to redefine public residential education at a 21st century research university. As a pioneer in digital learning and learning analytics, Michigan began reaching lifelong learners through massive open online courses (MOOCs) in 2012 as a founding partner with Coursera. We since continued to provide personalized pathways to lifelong learning when forming a strategic partnership with edX in late 2015.

MOOCs provide high quality learning experiences for U-M students in Ann Arbor as well as lifelong learners worldwide. These digital courses incorporate world-class educational content to enable engaged learning and trigger challenging discussions for the U-M community and beyond. We are focused on how U-M can use digital learning tools to remove barriers to, and challenge assumptions about, teaching and learning through these courses in partnership with faculty innovators from the Michigan’s 19 colleges and schools. This has resulted in the development of 92 courses delivered through our partners now reaching more than five million lifelong learners from across the globe.

We invite you help us reach six million learners by exploring our course offerings through the University of Michigan page on Coursera and at MichiganX delivered through edX.