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Song of 2,000 Whitman Lovers

By Jennifer Burek Pierce and Micah Bateman

JBP: When the University of Iowa’s first MOOC, a six-week examination of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself,” was announced, I clicked the registration link mere seconds later. 319 more words

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Sexual Harassment in the Age of MOOCs

By Steve Kolowich

Following an internal investigation into allegations of sexual harassment, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Tuesday severed ties with Walter Lewin, a retired physics professor known for his lively lectures and live demonstrations. 343 more words

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Educating Minds Online

An outstanding new book provides a road map for truly effective teaching with technology

By James M. Lang

This fall I attended a conference at Rice University where Anant Agarwal, chief executive of EdX, and Daphne Koller, president of Coursera, spoke on “teaching in the university of tomorrow.” They highlighted the potential of online courses to expand access to higher education to people who have traditionally been excluded from its purview. 422 more words

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Rethinking Low Completion Rates in MOOCs

By Steve Kolowich

Completion rates in free online courses are low—to critics, laughably so. But exactly how low are they? The answer might be a matter of interpretation. 226 more words

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