Good question!Inside Higher Ed today runs an article on MOOC offerings at the U of Texas and Cornell. At the former, there are the usual extremely low completion rates. At the latter, resident students are asking the question in the photo at the right:..."A year after UT began rolling out nine Massive Online Open Courses, … Continue reading MOOCs in the Muck
Seems like a contradiction!To yours truly comes word that Cornell University is offering an online course (MOOC) on American Capitalism.No problem with that, I guess, but they are giving it away for free. Don't think capitalism works like that - but what do I know?Details at https://www.edx.org/course/cornellx/cornellx-hist1514x-american-capitalism-1307
We have noted in prior posts that the Regents (with a push from Gov. Brown) are interested in promoting online education at UC. A somewhat different model is noted today in a brief article in Inside Higher Ed. Online education, even if aimed at a mass audience, is often (not always) a pre-recorded program. That … Continue reading Would it work for UC?
Inside Higher Ed today features a YouTube video (below) from a Cornell instructor who becomes upset when someone yawns. Apparently, the lectures are routinely videoed by the Hotel School and the YouTube extract comes from the official recording. Although in this case the recording was official, it is well to note that cellphones can produce … Continue reading Yawning Gap Between Student and Instructor