What It’s Like to Teach a MOOC (and What the Heck’s a MOOC?)

By: Robinson Meyer – The Atlantic


“It would offer them in something called a MOOC: a Massive Open Online Course, made up of chunked quizzes, assignments and lecture videos. In Coursera’s model, and most others, MOOCs are free. They seem to be massively successful.”


“But because MOOCs are so new, and so limited before yesterday’s news, first-hand discussion of what it’s like to teach one has been limited. The current MOOC moment began less than a year ago, when Stanford offered a free, chunked artificial intelligence course online, and 58,000 people signed up.”

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