Monthly Archive: November 2015

Nov 08

Harvard Gazette article on ‘MOOCs and More’

Provost Garber issues white paper on digital and residential education at Harvard   Credit to the Harvard Gazette, Nov. 5, 2015 article found here.   Coined by Dave Cormier of the University of Prince Edward Island, the term MOOC was a brainchild of necessity: the need to name a new learning experience in time for …

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Nov 08

Why Virtual Classes can be Better Than Real Ones

An engineering professor takes online-course critics to school. BY BARBARA OAKLEYILLUSTRATION BY FRANCESCO IZZOOCTOBER 29, 2015 http://nautil.us/issue/29/scaling/why-virtual-classes-can-be-better-than-real-ones (all credit to Barbara and Francesco, this article was originally posted here) I teach one of the world’s most popular MOOCs (massive online open courses), “Learning How to Learn,” with neuroscientist Terrence J. Sejnowski, the Francis Crick Professor …

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