Online Education

Veterans at Columbia University

Photo by Eileen Barroso 

Columbia University’s new Center for Veteran Transition and Integration has designed an online course to help veterans transition smoothly from military service to higher education.

The University today announced a partnership with edX, the nonprofit online learning platform founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mathematics and Physics Professor Brian Greene will launch two free online courses on March 6 as part of his new online teaching initiative, World Science University.

Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs will launch a free, global, online course this month, called “The Age of Sustainable Development.” The course aims to spread to an international audience a broader understanding of the need for economic development that is socially inclusive and also

Student participates in live, two-way videoconference during Tamil language class

More than 90 percent of U.S. foreign language students, from K-12 through university, study one of the Big Four—French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Sree Sreenivasan has been named Columbia’s first chief digital officer, tasked with steering the University’s digital learning. Image credit: Joseph Lin

Sree Sreenivasan assumes his new job as Columbia’s first chief digital officer at a moment when online and distance learning are hot button issues in higher education.