A class of 75,000+? Aspiring leaders flock to Professor Boyatzis' MOOC
Enrollment in Distinguished University Professor Richard Boyatzis' free massive open online course, or MOOC, just hit a high-water mark of more than 75,300 students (now 82,000).
A well known pioneer in leadership development, Boyatzis, who is Weatherhead's H.R. Horvitz Professor in Family Business, is blazing trail again. He is one of two professors who launched Case Western Reserve University's very first MOOCs this spring. Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence, which started May 1, helps students develop "resonant" leadership capability and emotional intelligence by experiencing mindfulness, hope and compassion.
Boyatzis' class has attracted significant enrollment, more than double the median reported in a survey of MOOC professors.