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U will offer free online courses

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The University of Minnesota will offer free online courses for the first time beginning this spring, news sources report.

Through a partnership with Coursera, the University will offer five courses as MOOCs -- or massive open online courses, the Minnesota Daily reports.

"The possibilities here for using technology effectively -- and, I think, cost-effectively, as well -- to enhance higher education are huge," said University provost Karen Hanson, according to an MPR report.

The University will be joining more that 50 other U.S. colleges that already offer MOOCs, which should not cost the school anything other than its staff and faculty members' time, Hanson said in the MPR report.

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