UCSC’s first online course draws 18K students

courser photo from holocaust courseThe Santa Cruz Sentinel reports on USCS’s first online course.

UC Santa Cruz’s first free course offered on the online Coursera platform has drawn more 18,000 participants, exceeding expectations by instructors of the 10-week literature and history class on the Holocaust.

“I’m a great believer and am happy this is going on,” said professor Peter Kenez, who along with professor Murray Baumgarten have taught the popular course to 300 students at UCSC for decades.

“All of the student reactions are very positive.”

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