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Harvard Asks Alumni to Donate Time to Free Online Course

Harvard Asks Alumni to Donate Time to Free Online Course | tel | Scoop.it
In an e-mail, the university asked alumni who had taken a course on Greek heroes to volunteer as online mentors and discussion group managers. (RT @sivavaid: Don't try to tell me that MOOCs are about technology.
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The Four Lessons I Learned by Taking a MOOC

The Four Lessons I Learned by Taking a MOOC | tel | Scoop.it

Very few people who enroll in MOOCs (massive open online courses) tell us about the experience. I just took one and learned these lessons:

 

Lesson One: Professors need to start phasing out in-class lecturing now.

 

Lesson Two: For students taking a MOOC, self-motivation and self-discipline are even more important.

 

Lesson Three: MOOC students ought to think more carefully about what courses to take, and what they want to get out of them.

 

Lesson Four: Policymakers should stop subsidizing universities and start subsidizing education.

 

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