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Some Critical Voter Updates

I’ve added a few more pieces on Critical Thinking and the US election to the Critical Voter site. Stop by if you’re interested in finding answers to the following questions: Who predicted Donald Trump’s Iowa loss 2500 years ago? Does it make sense to settle an important election with a coin toss? How seriously should […]

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The New Hampshire Primary

As mentioned last time, I’ll be cross-posting election/critical thinking related stories from Critical Voter here at Degree of Freedom, and going the other way with education-related stories posted here.  So read on regarding an upcoming delivery project to the candidates. Two boxes of pre-release print copies of Critical Voter arrived on my doorstep yesterday, so […]

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MOOCs: More than the Sum of their Parts

I finally got to star in my own MOOC! Well, a mini-MOOC anyway.  Or a SPOC.  Or whatever you want to call what we previously called “online learning” before the MOOC phenom created a new set of categories with associated acronyms. My course is actually an internal one for HarvardX that attempts to make the […]

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MOOC Differentiation

For those of you longing for the days when this blog was dedicated primarily to MOOCs, I just published a longish piece on how the “Big Three” MOOC providers (Udacity, Coursera and edX) are differentiating themselves in a market no longer defined as a potential replacement for traditional higher education. Enjoy and I hope to […]

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Campus Technology 2014 Conference

If any Degree of Freedom readers plan to attend next week’s Campus Technology 2014 conference in Boston, I’ll be speaking at 9:40 on Tuesday morning. Here is the rest of the lineup and drop me a note if you’d like to connect during that event (I’ll definitely be at the conference during the day on Tuesday […]

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Graduation – Part 1

Well my senior thesis has been turned in and my last class passed, so it’s time to take a break from this week’s break to talk about what the whole Degree of Freedom One Year BA might add up to.  I start today with part of one a two-part podcast (the second half to appear […]

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Holiday Break

Taking the rest of the week off to enjoy the holidays (old, new and blended). For those still interested in the backlash against the MOOC backlash, I’ve returned to Huffington Post in hope of trigging a backlash backlash backlash. Meanwhile, for everyone celebrating Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Thanksgivukkah, Kwanznukimas, or whatever “pop-culture portmanteau neologism” you call your […]

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