Follwing up an earlier post about Coursera, this additional post looks at exactly what their business model might be. And they don't really know ... the capital invested now appears to be up to $22mn, but they're not quite sure of the mechanisms by which they're going to start bringing in the dollars.
Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. At the moment there are several medical courses available in areas such as neurology, clinical problem solving, physiology and pharmacology. These courses come from universities including Duke, Pennsylvania, Edinburgh, California, to name a few.
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