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Interview with Peter Bol, Harvard’s Vice Provost for Advances in Learning

Today, we will be visited by Peter Bol, Harvard’s Vice Provost for Advances in Learning and one of the professors behind a new  HarvardX courses on the history of China. ChinaX is one of the most ambitious MOOCs to date, one that experiments with – among other things – how a course can be defined […]

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Interview with Danny King of Accredible and David Blake of Degreed

On today’s podcast, we’re joined by the founders of two different companies: Degreed and Accredible, each of which are dedicated to helping students – including MOOC students –signal their learning through the use of portfolio systems that take different approaches to how students can communicate their traditional and non-traditional educational accomplishments to the world. If […]

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Interview with Kyle Courtney – Copyright Advisor for Harvard and HarvardX

This week Degree of Freedom interview is with Kyle Courtney, Copyright Advisor to Harvard University (including HarvardX). As hinted at yesterday, copyright (and other forms of intellectual property law) represent the biggest legal minefield for massive open online education.  Infringement that might have once been given a pass in the lecture hall now represents enormous […]

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Interview with Lynne Harlow, Instructor for MOMA’s Online Course Experimenting with Collage

This week, another discussion with someone whose work might help square some of the circles confronted by those involved with massive open online classes. The artist Lynne Harlow recently completed teaching a course entitled Experimenting with Collage for the online learning program created by New York’s Museum of Modern Art. MOMA has been at the […]

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Interview with Peter Adamson, Creator of the History of Philosophy Podcast

Continuing discussions with successful educators working in areas that might influence the direction of massive open learning, today’s interview is with Peter Adamson, the man behind one of the world’s most ambitious educational podcasts: History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps. History of Philosophy (or HoP to we fans) is attempting to cover the entire philosophical […]

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Interview with Eric Robison – CEO of Lynda.com

As I noted yesterday, many of the problems we associated with MOOCs may already have solutions (or at least precedents to consider) that come from other realms of online learning. For instance, what business models might MOOC vendors ultimately embrace, and can these models provide the revenue needed to sustain and grow? One way to […]

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Interview with David Cox, Creator of HarvardX’s Fundamentals of Neuroscience MOOC

On this week’s podcast, I interview David Cox, Harvard Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Computer Science and the man behind MCB80x, a new HarvardX MOOC on the fundamentals of neuroscience. MCB80x starts next month, but buzz about the course has been growing, especially given Professor Cox’s plans to introduce new ways of interacting […]

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Interview with Sanjay Sarma, MIT’s Director of Digital Learning

On this week’s podcast, MIT’s Director of Digital Learning Sanjay Sarma joins us to talk about what MOOCs mean both outside and inside the classroom. Professor Sarma is the Fred Fort Flowers and Daniel Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as the first person to hold the […]

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Interview with Alison Farmer and Matthew Grant from Aquent Gymnasium

As promised yesterday, today’s podcast interview is with the people behind the newest MOOC provider on the block: Gymnasium from Aquent, one of the world’s leading staffing firms specializing in placing creative professionals. In addition to telling us about why a staffing firm decided to get into the MOOC game, today’s guests, Alison Farmer and […]

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Interview with Cathy Davidson of Duke University

Today’s interview is with Cathy Davidson, John Hope Franklin Institute Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University, author of Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform the Way We Live, Work and Learn, and the professor behind the upcoming Coursera MOOC on the history and future of higher education. Professor Davidson […]

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