Originally posted on VentureBeat:

Coursera‘s founders may have realized their vision to bring free online education to the masses far sooner than expected.

Just three months after raising their first institutional funding round of $16 million, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers-backed startup has announced a partnership with an additional 12 elite universities, bringing the grand total to 16.

Starting today, the site’s 680,000 users will be able to pick and choose from 100 new courses in the humanities and sciences, offered by professors from universities like Caltech and Johns Hopkins.

Coursera’s founders say they are struggling to keep up with the level of demand from colleges willing to offer their courses on the video platform. “The movement is still relatively young, but I’m pleased we’re seeing so many of the best universities committing to teach online classes” Andrew Ng, Coursera’s cofounder told VentureBeat. “This proves we’re no passing fad.”

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