All posts tagged with Human Evolution Past and Future

Behind the scenes of my MOOC

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The alumni magazine of the University of Wisconsin-Madison has done a great article about my recent massive open online course (MOOC), written by the science...

Interview with Lee Berger

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As many readers know, I recently offered a massive open online course (MOOC), titled “Human Evolution Past and Future”. The course included video interviews ...

Archaeology is not boring!

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Colleen Morgan has a new post at Middle Savagery that may serve as an intervention to those who claim that archaeology isn’t a romantic field: “Stop saying ‘...

Johannesburg update

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I imagine my static website for the past three weeks left many people wondering if the Science Cafe led to my untimely demise. “Who Sciences Harder” indeed!

A perspective on MOOCs as experimentation

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I’ve been meaning to comment on this piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education about MOOCs, by Kevin Werbach: “Dont Call Us Rock Stars”. Werbach has been te...

Photo: Flintknapping

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I got out yesterday with some of our UW-Madison graduate students to do a flintknapping circle (and chert-knapping, silicified sandstone-knapping and obsidia...

Textbook troubles

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A link from a reader: “‘Required reading’: As textbook prices soar, students try to cope”.

MOOC international enrollment numbers

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I just got the first round of statistics on students enrolled in my upcoming MOOC, Human Evolution Past and Future. These date to a few months ago, so don’t ...

How a MOOC can affect the classroom

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Duke University evolutionary biologist Mohamed Noor reflects on the way that teaching a MOOC has changed his classroom teaching: “The classroom experience re...

Visit to Georgia

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I am visiting Tbilisi this week to examine the Dmanisi skeletal collection and to shoot some footage for my upcoming massive open online course (MOOC), “Huma...

Photo: Swartkrans looking out

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I’m in South Africa this month doing some work, so I haven’t had time to post quite as often as usual. In the meantime, I will share a few photos as I go. Mo...

Turning eyes toward the future

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The Guardian covers a story on risks to humanity: “How are humans going to become extinct?” The occasion for the story seems to be Cambridge University’s des...