More than 47,200 people registered for MOOculus the first time it was available. The second offering of the course attracted more than 34,300 students, while 32,421 people have accessed the courses through iTunes.
"Considering I'm teaching 60 students this semester, it'd take me a thousand years to reach that many students in a traditional format," Jim explained. "Last week, students watched 21,271 minutes of calculus content on my YouTube channel. There are only 10,080 minutes in a week, so we're always teaching calculus in the sense that somebody, somewhere, is probably watching one of our videos."
And, like Mrs. Dorne's class did for me, Jim's MOOculus lessons are reaching people in a way that not only helps them understand math, but develop a passion for it. He recalled, "Just last week, I received an email that started 'I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how much my five-year old son and I enjoy your Calculus One course. He is obsessed with math at the moment."