Have you ever had a fascinating conversation with someone and wished you could share it with your students and colleagues? How about sharing the experience of a unique environment that illustrates a critical element in …

The on-demand Coursera course How Things Work includes six modules, which are named for everyday objects or activities: skating, falling balls, ramps, seesaws, wheels, and bumper cars. One challenge that online instructors face is how …

What It’s About The Competitive Strategy course from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München on Coursera presents content in a lot of awesome ways. The course is on-demand and has six modules. Each module contains four to six lessons …

Duke University is offering a Coursera MOOC, Foundational Neuroscience for Perception and Action, an exciting new course that is also a part of Duke’s online neuroscience curriculum specialization, Perception, Action and the Brain. In Foundational …

Dr. Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel’s course began at Duke, spread throughout the world via Coursera (a provider of Massive Open Online Courses, MOOCs) and is now finding more ways to reach students at Duke and through Duke.

In Spring 2013 and Spring 2014, Duke offered a MOOC called “English Composition I: Achieving Excellence” taught by Professor Denise Comer.  One of Professor Comer’s goals in teaching the course was to offer a college-level …

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Community Teaching Assistants: Coursera’s Student Warriors

In preparation for a second run of a Coursera class, Duke staff went on the hunt for students who would be good candidates for the volunteer position of Community Teaching Assistant (CTA). We invited 25 students for the original course who had a high number of forum posts and a top GPA. Thirteen students volunteered to monitor the discussion forums and provide technical and content support for the 89,000 students who signed up. Their efforts were no less than extraordinary

In preparation for a second run of a Coursera class, Duke staff went on the hunt for students who would be good candidates for the volunteer position of Community Teaching Assistant (CTA). We invited 25 students for the original course who had a high number of forum posts and a top GPA. Thirteen students volunteered to monitor the discussion forums and provide technical and content support for the 89,000 students who signed up. Their efforts were no less than extraordinary

One of the problems faced by many Ph.D. and M.A. programs in the social sciences is how to prepare graduate students for the advanced mathematical and statistical concepts they will be using as part of …

We are learning more and more about who enrolls in Massive Open Online Classes (MOOCs) and how those students behave.  For example, Harvard and MIT recently released de-identified data from their first 16 MOOCs that …