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QuickWire: Regent U. Creates a Christian MOOC

Regent University unveiled a Christian massive open online course platform called Luxvera on Thursday, but the initial offerings are limited to three courses asking “Who Is Jesus?” and a series of “great talks” by conservative figures connected to the university, including Pat Robertson, the university’s chancellor and the founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network.

In a statement announcing MOOC platform, the university said that in the future it “plans to confer actual college credit at the university as a paid option.” It also plans to offer degree programs through the platform.

The Regents offering is not the first MOOC defining itself as Christian. Ligonier Ministries, of Orlando, Fla., and Crown College, a private college in Saint Bonifacius, Minn., both started what they describe as MOOCs in 2013.

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