Your Online Ivy: Coursera Now Hosts 200 Courses From 33 Schools & Reaches 1.3M Students

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http://techcrunch.com – For decades, the door to America’s top-tier universities has been closing, and today your chances of being admitted to these prestigious institutions is slimmer than ever. This year, the acceptance rate at four of the eight Ivy League schools hit record lows. Stanford professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng launched Coursera earlier this year to fling that door wide open. The co-founders created a platform that provides the framework and hosting services for massively open online courses, or MOOCs, to bring, via the Web, an elite education to the public for free. At launch, when there we (IT news)