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How can I develop a course with Rice Online Learning?
Rice University welcomes the opportunity to support faculty in offering their Rice courses on the Coursera, edX or Canvas platforms. We accept proposals for online courses through an annual Call for Proposals (CFP) process. Proposals are reviewed by a multidisciplinary committee of Rice faculty members and given final approval by the President.
How can I use a Rice Online Learning course in my own classroom?
Rice faculty and departments regularly use Rice Online Learning courses and materials in their classrooms. For more information on using Rice Online Learning courses in your classroom, please direct your inquiry to RiceOnline@Rice.edu.
How do I register for a Rice Online Learning Course?
Rice Online Learning offers courses with several platform partners, as well as courses through the Rice University Registrar’s office, so registration is a bit different for each:
Summer School Courses for Credit
Registration for these courses is run by the University’s Registrar– current Rice students register as usual through ESTHER, and any visiting students or graduated high school seniors must complete an application. Session dates, application materials, and deadlines can be found on the Registrar’s Summer Sessions website.
Professional Education, Lifelong Learning, and High School AP courses on edX.org
Each of our course pages links to the corresponding course page on the edX platform. To enroll in a course, you’ll be prompted to register for platform via a simple web form asking for basic details.
Professional Education, Certificates, Lifelong Learning, and On Demand courses on Coursera.org
Each of our course pages links to the corresponding course page on the Coursera platform. To enroll in a course, you’ll be prompted to register for platform via a simple web form asking for basic details.
Professional Education, Graduate Pre-Requisite courses on Rice University’s Canvas platform
Each of these course pages will link you to a simple web form, requiring basic details and payment for the course. Once you have paid and registered, Rice Online Learning will be in touch with your access details for the Canvas platform.
What is open access?
Rice Online Learning offers many courses that are open to the public at no cost. An important part of our mission is to broaden access to the quality education and stellar faculty here at Rice University.
What types of open access courses does Rice Online Learning offer?
From High School AP courses, to Finance for Non-Finance Professionals, Rice Online Learning offers a wide variety of open courses.
For a full list of courses, click here.
Does Rice Online Learning offer courses for Rice credit?
Rice Online Learning currently offers a small number of Rice courses online for credit, and we work on adding more each year.
When are these courses offered?
At this time, Rice Online courses for credit are offering during the Rice University Summer Sessions. See www.summer.rice.edu for more information.
Which courses are offered for credit?
While our offerings might change from summer to summer depending on demand, here are the courses we have offered in the past:
- COMP 180: Principles of Computing
- COMP 130: Elements of Algorithms & Computation
- SMGT 350: Sport Ethics
- SMGT 362: Sport Marketing
- BIOC 300: Paradigms in Biochemistry & Cell Biology
- ECON 100: Principle of Economics
What does “On Demand” mean?
On demand or self-paced courses allow you to finish the course according to your own schedule and timeline.
Which Rice Online Learning courses are offered on demand?
All of our High School AP courses are on demand, in a addition to our intro Physics courses and our General Chemistry course.