Twelve more universities join Coursera!

Coursera just announced that 12 more universities will be joining their effort to offer world-class courses to everyone for free. With this significant expansion, Coursera now offers a selection of courses from:

In addition, Coursera announced $6 million in new funding—which includes $3.7 million from the California Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania, and $2.3 million from current funders New Enterprise Associates and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. This brings its total funding to $22 million.

Times just got a lot more exciting!

Further coverage: Slate, GigaOM and Marketwire.