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Adventures in MOOC-land

To hear Sebastian Thrun tell it, some folks like a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) even better than a real world lecture class. Thrun, the founder of Udacity, discovered that some of his Stanford University students liked the online version … Continue reading

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New courses from Harvard, MIT, UC Berkeley

More news from the fast moving world of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses): University of California at Berkeley has joined the edX consortium of Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the consortium’s first roster of courses is now online. … Continue reading

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Fantasy and Science Fiction

In a traditional literature class, students read, discuss and write about their interpretations of literary texts. But can a literature class work as a MOOC — a Massive Open Online Course with thousands of students? Fantasy and Science Fiction, a … Continue reading

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The MOOCs have landed!

“What is a MOOC,” you ask. It’s the newly trendy acronym for Massive Open Online Course – the kind of free online course on offer at startups Coursera and Udacity, and by the non-profit Harvard-MIT-UC Berkeley consortium edX. MOOCs differ … Continue reading

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Coursera announces new courses

Coursera.org announced an impressive slate of new free courses this week, along with $16 million in venture capital funding. Coursera, which began as a free course initiative at Stanford University, is now offering courses taught by instructors from UC Berkeley, … Continue reading

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Class Central: a great resource

If you want to keep track of the new breed of online courses now being offered by MIT’s MITx, Stanford’s Coursera and the independent site Udacity, you should check out Class Central. The website keeps track of starting dates and … Continue reading

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Stanford courses update

The 14 new free online courses from Stanford University are getting underway this month at a website called Coursera. For those who missed the initial announcement, these are non-credit courses, which let you watch short videos and take embedded quizzes. … Continue reading

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