Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Next Destination for Liberal-Arts Education Is … Arizona? (The Atlantic)

MESA, Ariz.—There was a time when Lesly Herrera, 18, dreamed of going to college out of state. As the first member of her family to pursue a bachelor’s degree, she knew she wanted a school that offered small class sizes … Continue reading

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Scholars Discover New Poems from Ancient Greek Poetess Sappho (The Daily Beast)

(Not online education, per se, but fantastic nonetheless-RCF) Only a few poems of the Greek poetess Sappho’s work have survived but thanks to a leading scholar’s investigation two new works have just been recovered—and gives experts hope to find more. … Continue reading

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Review: Logeion app (Digital Humanities at Dickinson)

The Logeion mobile application aims to provide a one-stop look up for Greek and Latin dictionary entries. Like its parent website, also developed at the University of Chicago, it collects and presents a wide range of valuable reference materials. Full review … Continue reading

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Kenchreai Archaeological Field School 2014

Archaeology, History, and Culture in Greece — 2014 The Center for Hellenic Studies is collaborating with Sunoikisis to offer scholarships for 2 Harvard students and 1 Sunoikisis student for the archaeological school at Kenchreai, the port of Corinth in Greece.  The … Continue reading

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The Tricky Task of Figuring Out What Makes a MOOC Successful (The Atlantic)

JUSTIN REICH & ANDREW HO JAN 23 2014 Why traditional metrics like completion rates aren’t a good way to evaluate online courses With a few keystrokes, you can register for a HarvardX MOOC on Computer Science, Genomics, Justice, or China.  Hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

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Alexander the MOOC (IHE)

January 20, 2014 By Guy MacLean Rogers (NB: Guy MacLean Rogers is Kemper Professor of Classics and History at Wellesley College) 2013 was undoubtedly the year of the MOOC. My year of the MOOC however was way back in 1999. In that … Continue reading

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