Just a few quick announcements today since I’m off to MIT’s Learning International Network’s Consortium conference shortly where I’ll be hearing how educators across the world are responding to the challenges and opportunities presented by MOOCs and other forms of free learning. This will serve as the backdrop for the [...]
This week, we’re joined by the team behind The Ancient Greek Hero, one of Harvard’s longest-running classes which has become one of the most talked about MOOCs on the Internet. Students enrolled in this edX class will recognize Professor Greg Nagy and his colleagues Leonard Muellner, Claudia Filos and Jeff [...]
It occurred to me that some of the things I’ve written regarding the shortcomings or limitations of MOOCs might look like a form of ingratitude. After all, institutions around the world are paying tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to put their courses up on the web for free. [...]
Given the response I could expect if I proposed to a major publication my desire to write a 300-part series on a single subject (even one as important as the revolution now underway in online learning), I’m a big fan of what blogs allow individuals to accomplish on their own. [...]
The folks at Coursera have graciously allowed me to say a few words at their blog on the subject of succeeding on homework, quizzes and other assignments associated with MOOC courses. The focal message of that posting is to do what it takes to get the most out of MOOC [...]
People like to talk about which industry EdTech in general and MOOCs in particular most resemble. A recent analogy specific to MOOCs has to do with the textbook industry which, like online learning, was initially greeted as a threat to the professorate. After all, if the expertise of the greatest [...]
This week, we’re joined by Dale Stephens, author of Hacking Your Education and the creator of Uncollege the organization dedicated to providing independent learners the resources they need to succeed outside of the framework of traditional institutional education. Remember that these interviews are now available from iTunes as a podcast [...]
As course number twelve (Mysteries of Modern Physics – Time taught by the California Institute of Technology’s Sean Carroll) wraps, I wanted to catch readers up on a few bits of Degree and Freedom news happening across the Interwebs. Most importantly, a Degree of Freedom podcast is now available from [...]
I recall two interesting economic arguments related to traditional higher ed that emerged from reading the writing of Anya Kamentz (author of DIY-U). The first, which kicks off the Fast Company article that originally brought Anya to my attention, talks about college as being more like a string quartet than [...]
I can’t believe I’ve gotten this far into the project without mentioning one of my favorite books written by one of my favorite writers on the subject of free learning: DIY-U whose author is the business/technology/education all-rounder journalist and author Anya Kamenetz. Anya was one of the first people to [...]
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- Couple of Announcements June 17, 2013
- Interview with the edX/HarvardX Greek Hero MOOC Team June 14, 2013
- MOOCs – How Far We’ve Come June 13, 2013
- Measuring MOOC Learning June 12, 2013
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