1005_COURSERA-b4-sml [Enrollment tops 54,000 for Rice University’s first Coursera class]

Rice University computer scientist Joe Warren demonstrates how students will use CodeSkulptor, a new tool created at Rice, to write code for fun games like "Asteroids" in his introductory computer programming class on the education website Coursera. More than 54,000 people have signed up to take the class, which begins Oct. 15.

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Jade Boyd is science editor and associate director of news and media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.