All posts tagged with online education

Textbook troubles

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

MOOCs and disabilities

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The Coursera blog today relates a remarkable story: “Not Impossible: The Story of Daniel, a 17 Year Old with Severe Autism & His 6 Completed Coursera Cou...

My open letter to SJSU Philosophy

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On Thursday, the Philosophy department of San José State University released an open letter to Michael Sandel, instructor of a Harvard edX MOOC. I reacted to...

Lessons in social justice from MOOCs

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The Philosophy department at San Jose State University have written an open letter to Michael Sandel, a Harvard teacher of government and lauded lecturer. Wh...

Paleofuture radio MOOCs

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The Chronicle of Higher Ed takes us to a time in the past, when massive radio correspondence courses were the wave of the future, including at my alma mater,...

Student attention spans are variable

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There is much discussion in online education about the “15-minute rule”: that content longer than 15 minutes will lose students’ attention. Part of this is b...

Paths through MOOCs

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I’ve been doing a lot of tracking of massive open online courses, including enrolling in several of them, as research for my upcoming course, “Human Evolutio...

Are MOOCs technical or practical?

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All the NY Times columnists will be writing about MOOCs before long, I suspect. Today it was David Brooks’ turn: “The Practical University”. His argument is ...

California's online imposition

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This is big education news, from the California legislature: “Measure Seeks Campus Credit For Web Study”.