The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) recently dipped its toes into the world of free massive open online courses, or MOOCs, with two goals: to carry its online-course expertise farther beyond the borders of Maryland than ever before and to test interest in a new graduate certificate program in global health. 988 more words
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Humanities Heuristic: If every book on the syllabus is younger than your mom, drop the class.
When student activist Jack Weinberg declared “Don’t trust anyone over 30”—at the height of the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley in the mid-1960s—he was, to some extent, speaking for an entire generation, a generation that had lost faith in the wisdom of their elders, a generation that had concluded that the present had little or nothing to learn from the past. 403 more words
Art Lopez’s journey as a computer science teacher began five years ago when one of his high school students asked him a question: “Why do Torrey Pines and La Jolla – schools in more affluent parts of San Diego – have computer science classes and we don’t?” Lopez recalled. 727 more words
Want to learn how to avoid the perils of human resources work?
Liliana Meneses has a game for that―or more accurately, she has “gamified” part of her curriculum. 847 more words