Tag Archives: Online Learning

October 1st, 2012: Development Economics at Marginal Revolution University

MRU is up and running!  Find out why two economists, Alex Tabarrok and Tyler Cowen, are offering economics courses for free. Their first course is Development Economics.  The class covers everything from basic facts about poverty and prosperity to the … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Coursera

For the last couple of months, we’ve been testing out Coursera. We’ve enrolled in courses like Greek and Roman Mythology, The Affordable Health Care Act, Introduction to Finance, History of the World Since 1300 and a few others. Here are … Continue reading

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June 19th, 2012: iTunes U. Just Got Interactive!

Now available for registration on the iTunes platform is a Stanford class, “App Development for the iPhone and iPad,” which will allow, for the first time, interactive class discussions. The class’ lecture-only version is, to date, the most popular among … Continue reading

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June 15th, 2012: Making MOOCs Count

A little more on the potential of MOOCs  via Paul Fain at Inside Higher Ed. Read the full article here. I love the idea of students building prior-learning portfolios, but I don’t think students will need the help of traditional … Continue reading

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Sal Khan on 60 Minutes (March 2011)

Realized I never posted this…

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June 13th, 2012: Salman Khan on CBS This Morning


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All Things D Conference: Education in the digital age..

Image via PC Mag Stanford University President John Hennessy and Salman Khan, founder of Khan Academy, weigh in at the All Things D conference. The important points: 1. There is a disconnect between providers and consumers of higher education.  2. There … Continue reading

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Academic Earth

ACADEMIC EARTH “A best-in-class education portal… providing learners with a regular stream of high quality content and resources.”         – via the Academic Earth website The website: http://www.academicearth.org Founded in 2008 by Richard Ludlow. Acquired by Ampush Media in 2011. How … Continue reading

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May 21st, 2012: Intermediate MOOCs

Joshua Kim gives a nice overview of the pros and cons of MOOCS: Having our courses available to the world will be an important catalyst to re-think the traditional lecture class, as the fastest route to a “flipped classroom” may … Continue reading

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MOOCs 101

What is a MOOC? MOOC stands for massive open online course, so basically, a MOOC is an online course open to anybody who has access to the internet.  It’s slightly more nuanced than that, so you can read the Wikipedia … Continue reading

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