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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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MOOCs and Engineering

I guess it shouldn’t be surprising that the world of MOOCs seems so bound up with the world of engineering and technology, especially computer science. After all, the first online classes that went massive to the tune of 100,000+ participants were computer science courses from Stanford, with the teachers of those courses going on to found […]

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Around and About

Well it’s been a week of extracurricular activities here at Degree of Freedom (including a speaking gig that starts in about four hours). So, rather than the usual posting, I’ve included some pointers to DoF appearances at different sites this week. First off, if you haven’t checked out MOOC News and Reviews recently, that interview […]

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Interview with Wesleyan President Michael Roth – Part 2

This week, I continue my discussion with Michael Roth, President of Wesleyan University and the man behind Coursera’s The Modern and the Postmodern. Our conversation covers how his experience teaching a massive online course might impact how he teaches his live course in the future, as well as what MOOCs and other forms of technology-based learning mean […]

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Interview with Wesleyan President Michael Roth – Part 1

Michael Roth is President of Wesleyan University and the man behind The Modern and the Postmodern, a popular undergraduate class at Wesleyan and one of the most interesting humanities MOOCs (offered by Coursera). I’ve taken Roth’s course (and reviewed it here) and in a wide ranging interview we talked about his experience teaching his first […]

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MOOC Homework – Tech Talk

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 assignments: pace yourself for maximum […]

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Interview with Coursera Co-Founder Andrew Ng

Continuing the series of conversations with leaders in the MOOC movement and other people doing interesting things with free learning, this week we’re joined by Andrew Ng, co-founder of Coursera who tells us about his experience building one of the most powerful players in massive online courses. As mentioned last week, I’m in the process […]

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Getting Around

Well Degree of Freedom has been getting around this week, so I wanted to point you towards: A new entry in the Coursera blog, this one providing recommendations for how students can best manage their time when taking MOOC classes A write-up providing background to the whole Degree of Freedom One Year BA project over […]

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MOOC Providers – Udacity

Whenever MOOCs get mentioned in the media, the “Big Three” names always invoked are Coursera (reviewed on Monday), edX (which we explored yesterday) and Udacity, the third big player in this space which I’d like to take a look at today. Like Coursera, Udacity was founded by players in the original Stanford experiment in massive […]

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MOOC Providers – edX

When the number of people enrolling in Stanford’s original experiment in free online learning exceeded expectations by an order of magnitude, educators, the media and policy makers took notice.  But when Harvard and MIT each contributed $30 million to create the online learning non-profit edX (which I’ve been inadvertently calling EdX until now), it was […]

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