Moscow?s MIPT joins 13 global universities in Coursera educational project

Moscow?s MIPT joins 13 global universities in Coursera educational projectThe Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology has joined two other Russian universities to present their educational courses on the website of the global project Coursera

The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) has inked a formal agreement with Coursera, a popular international educational online project, and is now in a group of three Russian universities welcomed to present their own educational courses on the project website, the MIPT press service announced. MIPT will start by uploading two of its courses. One is called ?Electricity and magnetism.? Lecturers, including MIPT?s most renowned professors, are expected to use an easy-to-comprehend format to explain the key aspects of electricity, magnetic phenomena, and the oscillation theory. The course is primarily aimed at technology university students. MIPT hopes to launch it in mid-February 2014. In the other course, called ?The GPU modeling of biological molecules,? students will learn online what biomolecules consist of and how to look for and visualize their structures. Daphne Koller, the Rajeev Motwani professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University and the co-founder of the Coursera project, said that she was pleased to see MIPT join Coursera?s network of universities working to make knowledge open and accessible...