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"More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall is Obsolete"

That was the proposition being debated on the Intelligence Squared podcast.

Moderated by ABC News’ John Donvan, the debate featured Anant Agarwa ( edX CEO & MIT Professor) and… 153 more words

Guest Post: Report on a CS MOOC from a CS Lecturer

That students don’t finish a CS MOOC isn’t news.  That a CS Lecturer from a research intensive university (an expert in CS teaching) couldn’t stand to finish a CS MOOC is interesting.   240 more words

How to learn

I was interested to see the findings in an article on the Big Think website which looks at how research tells us we best learn. ( 420 more words

MOOCs - A Student's Experience


The MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) phenomenon started in the US in 2012 and since then, the word has become ubiquitous. There are several providers of MOOCs, not just in the US (e.g. 1,430 more words


MOOCs - What's the hype all about?!?

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What is a MOOC? 

Simple, it’s a massive open online course, where major universities make lectures and learning materials available to the public.  Ivy league universities such as Harvard and Yale have offered their courses to the public.   1,060 more words

Being closed-minded about being open-minded...

One of the interesting paradoxes about being liberal is that liberal thinking can be intolerant. I used to call this being closed-minded about being open-minded. When tolerating different perspectives technically implies being open to perspectives that are not even tolerant of ours… Doesn’t it? 341 more words


Big data: are we making a big mistake? Yes, especially in education

Important article that gets at some of my concerns about using MOOCs to inform education research.  The sampling bias mentioned in the article below is one of my responses to the claim that we can inform education research by analyzing the results of MOOCs. 184 more words