Clarification: Future of University of Illinois Online Courses

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CHAMPAIGN - We have a clarification to report a story that was posted on www.wandtv.com this week.

Our report erroneously implied the future of University of Illinois' online programs were in doubt; however, officials at the University of Illinois insist that is not the case.

Coursera courses, which make up a small portion of the University's online offerings, are free but universities may get some revenue by charging students $30 to $80 for a certificate showing they completed a class.

More than 300,000 people from around the world have signed up to take classes from the school through Coursera, but only a fraction of those students ever complete a course.

University officials say online courses overall are going well and will continue.

For more information on Coursera, click the link: 

http://coursera.com

For more on the online courses offered at the University of Illinois:

http://oce.illinois.edu/

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