1005_COURSERA_spock_sml [Enrollment tops 54,000 for Rice University’s first Coursera class]

Rice University's first Coursera class is taught by computer scientists (from left) Scott Rixner, Stephen Wong, Joe Warren and John Greiner. In their introductory course video, they demonstrate "Rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock," the first game that students will program in the class.

About Jade Boyd

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