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Highest Value

It dawned on me that, in addition to learning all kinds of things about online education in the process of taking 32 courses in twelve months, I’m also being exposed to a wide range of ideas in those classes that might provide insight into the phenomena being dissected on this blog. Which means that every […]

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Questions and Communication

I’ve received a number of questions, both in the comments section and through the Contact form, and while it’s still manageable to do so, I’m going to try to reserve time on Fridays to answer as many of these as I can. The first one came from commenter Steve who wondered if I will be […]

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MOOC vs. iTunes: Auditing vs. “Taking” Classes

In a traditional college setting, there is a distinction between taking a class (which includes fulfilling all course requirements) and simply auditing it (i.e., just sitting through the lectures).  In the world of MOOCs and other free online classes, however, this difference is not so clear. For most “brick-and-mortar” (and even online) degree-granting colleges and […]

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