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Semester Online

WFU has entered into a consortium of elite schools, known as Semester Online. Working together, the consortium currently offers credit bearing, fully online, undergraduate courses. Semester Online courses are intended to supplement the Wake Forest curriculum, and provide WFU students with access to courses taught by leading faculty from other premier schools.

Semester Online courses are intended to serve WFU students who are unable to be on campus during a semester.  Semester Online courses are not meant as a substitute for on-campus classroom education. Instead, the program will allow students to continue taking classes towards a degree while working, traveling or managing personal commitments that, in the past, might have meant putting their studies on hold. Additionally, Semester Online will enable students to take advantage of and receive course credit for unique course offerings from other prestigious institutions, some of which they would not have had access to otherwise.

Starting with the Spring 2014 term, eligible WFU students may choose to register for Semester Online courses.  Applications are now being accepted for enrollment in 24 courses in the Summer 2014 term including one taught by Wake Forest Biology professor, Carole Browne, Introduction to Bioethics.  The course will examine contemporary issues in bioethics, including responsible conduct in research, implications of technological advances in biology, environmental issues, and controversies in health care and medical practices.  Wake Forest Journalism professor, Phoebe Zerwick is developing Introduction to Journalism in the Contemporary Media Landscape which will be offered in the Fall 2014 semester.   More courses are being developed each term by the consortium schools.

Update on Bioethics!

by April 8, 2014

Update! Here is what the online students have to say about the live sessions. I polled my students in class this week, and they reported finding the live session discussion in many ways better than a face-to-face classroom discussion. They like that everyone knows everyone’s name (it is under their Read more »

I Did It! – Carole Browne

by January 15, 2014

Well, I did it! I actually taught an online class in a live session. It was an amazing experience. Technically, it was challenging. I am technologically impaired. But with the help of the Semester Online Faculty Support and Brenda Knox, I was able to get everyone into the classroom within Read more »

Tomorrow will tell…. – Carole Browne

by January 14, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Tomorrow I teach my first “live session” of my online Bioethics course. It has been a long journey. Last year when the Dean asked who might be interested in teaching online, I expressed a vague interest.  The next thing I knew, I received a STEP grant from the Provost’s office Read more »

Semester Online Taps Wake Forest to Consortium

by September 17, 2013
Wait Chapel

Sep 17, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) — Semester Online, a program to offer for-credit undergraduate courses through a consortium of top-tier universities, announced that Wake Forest University is joining the consortium and will offer its first course in 2014. According to a release, in a partnership with 2U, Inc., Read more »

Wake Forest to Offer Semester Online

by September 15, 2013

Wake Forest University announced Thursday that it will be joining Semester Online, a unique program that offers for-credit undergraduate courses through a consortium of top-tier universities. Wake Forest’s first Semester Online course, Introduction to Bioethics, will be taught by professor of biology Carole Browne, in the spring semester of Read more »

Wake Forest University joins semester online to offer for-credit online courses to top undergraduate students worldwide

by September 12, 2013

Wake Forest is added to Consortium of top-tier universities offering a new online learning initiative Semester Online, the first-of-its-kind program to offer for-credit undergraduate courses through a consortium of top-tier universities, announced today that Wake Forest University is joining the consortium and will offer its first course in 2014. In Read more »

WFU Joins Semester Online

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Wait Chapel and Hearn Plaza at Wake Forest University

Semester Online, the first-of-its-kind program to offer for-credit undergraduate courses through a consortium of top-tier universities, announced today that Wake Forest University is joining the consortium and will offer its first course in 2014. In a partnership with 2U, Inc., Semester Online offers rigorous, small, online, for-credit courses in real time, to qualified Read more »

Semester Online Frequently Asked Questions

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Semester Online, the first-of-its-kind program to offer for-credit undergraduate courses through a consortium of top-tier universities, announced today that Wake Forest University is joining the consortium and will offer its first course in 2014. In a partnership with 2U, Inc., Semester Online offers rigorous, small, online, for-credit courses in real time, to Read more »

U.S. News ranks Wake Forest in top 25 national universities

by September 10, 2013

University is recognized for its commitment to undergraduate teaching, small classes, and value. U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 Best Colleges guide ranked Wake Forest 23rd among 281 national universities — the highest ever ranking for the University. Wake Forest has been ranked in the top 30 in the national Read more »

Wake Forest introduces Semester Online

by November 15, 2012
The Semester Online platform allows students to interact with faculty, classmates and content in live sessions.

Imagine enjoying the personal attention and academic rigor of one of Wake Forest’s 300-level classes while studying abroad in Australia or caring for a loved one at home. Today, this flexibility is one step closer to becoming a reality. On Nov. 15, Wake Forest, as part of a consortium of Read more »