As part of MOOCS Winter 2014, the Coursera hosted course, taught by Prof. Aggelos K. Katsaggelos, AT&T Chair and his team, titled, "Fundamentals of Digital Image and Video Processing", was launched on Monday, March 31, 2014.

The 12-week course, which is the 1st MOOC's course to be offered by EECS, examines how to master the processing of image and video signals that is useful for engineering/science students, software developers, and practicing scientists, among others.

As digital image and video processing continues to enable the multimedia technology revolution we are experiencing today, it is estimated that over 44,000 students have registered so far by launching time. The registration continues throughout the duration of the course; however, in order for a student to receive either a Statement of Accomplishment (free for students) or a Signature Track Northwestern Verified Certificate (costs $50), they will have to register by the third week in April 2014.

On Jan. 13, Northwestern’s Media Management Center launched the first MOOC classes at the University. MOOC is for professionals who work in for-profit, nonprofit, volunteer and government organizations. It will show them how they can use credible, trustworthy and transparent content to far better engage their internal and external audiences.

The Coursera model offers noncredit courses through a platform that allows open enrollment with no admissions requirements and no tuition costs. Because of the asynchronous course delivery, students can complete the work at times convenient for them. Elements of the procedures Northwestern faculty learn by helping develop MOOCs may be adapted over time to on-campus teaching at the University.

“One of our primary goals in joining Coursera is to give our faculty the opportunity to explore new pedagogical and course delivery methods through MOOCs,” Northwestern Provost Daniel Linzer explained.

The University joined what is now over 100 international and U.S. institutions working with Coursera -- which has more than 5 million registered users from 190 countries considering more than 500 courses. See a full list of all of Coursera’s global partners.

Linzer continued, “It has been fascinating to observe how creatively faculty members teaching our first three MOOCs have applied and plan to apply their online course materials to the learning experiences of Northwestern students on campus. Our undergraduate, graduate and professional students are gaining directly from these professors’ experimentation with new modes of teaching and learning.” Read more: "Northwestern Launches New MOOCs in 2014"


See a promotional video of the course below, titled, "Fundamentals of Digital Image and Video Processing with Aggelos Katsaggelos"