Coursera

We’ve been MOOCed!

We’ve been MOOCed!

This past week, Peter Fairweather completed his first MOOC.  The course was The History & Future of Higher Education taught by Cathy Davidson, the cofounder of the Humanities, Arts, Sciences and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC).  It was offered by Duke through the Coursera platform. So how was this Duke MOOC?  The experience brought out […]

Read More →

Read More →

Colleges Start Reinventing Themselves

Colleges Start Reinventing Themselves

This from the Wall Street Journal: Colleges and universities are rushing to offer free online classes known as “massive open online courses,” or MOOCs. But so far, no one has figured out a way to stitch these classes together into a bachelor’s degree. Now, educators in Wisconsin are offering a possible solution by decoupling the […]

Read More →

Read More →

Will Big Data be the Darkside of MOOCs?

Will Big Data be the Darkside of MOOCs?

Now that the whole idea of Massive Open On-line Courses (MOOCs) has gone mainstream, many people are waxing enthusiastic about the opportunities associated with all of this free on-line  educational content.  But according to a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, there is a new twist to the MOOC phenomenon:  the providers are […]

Read More →

Read More →

Top