All posts tagged with online learning

Link: Online learning metaconversation

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I’ve been thinking a lot over the last few weeks about how to help students transition more effectively to online learning. Obviously this is a topic on the ...

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...

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 ...

Binge learning

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From Eli Dourado at The mlaut: “Binge Learning is Online Educations Killer App”.

"Average is over"

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Today’s Thomas Friedman column notes the growing craze at major universities for massively open online courses, or MOOCs: “The Professors Big Stage”.

Notes from the learning revolution

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My University of Wisconsin colleague Kris Olds has been writing about the international dimensions of massively open online courses (MOOCs). A recent entry (...

The importance of rare variants

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I was reading an article on massive open online courses (MOOCs) (“MOOCs Assessed, Modestly”), and struck by the final quote:

Shirky essay on online courses

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Clay Shirky reflects on the nature of college education and the potential disruptive nature of online courses: “Napster, Udacity and the Academy”. For those ...

Online education: beyond MOOCs

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I’ve been doing a lot of reading about online and distance education lately. I’ll be writing about this topic recurrently during the next few weeks, so I wil...

Making universities compete

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David Glance discusses the online course frenzy, giving a boosterist perspective: “Will free online courseware from the US mean the end of (most) universitie...

Online education and Silicon Valley

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The Wall Street Journal profiles computer scientist and AI researcher Sebastian Thrun. The interview discusses his online education startup, Udacity:

A little more on online learning

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Following up on my post from this weekend (“My foray into online learning”), I wanted to share more widely part of a conversation. Larry Moran is a biochemis...

Learning by app

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From the Boston Globe: “Study suggests online courses as good as classroom”.