Monthly Archives: November 2015

Is Small Beautiful? (Harvard Magazine)

by STEPHANIE GARLOCK JULY-AUGUST 2015 Online education looks beyond the MOOC. IN MAY 2012, edX president Anant Agarwal introduced Harvard and MIT’s joint venture in massive open online courses (MOOCs)with a bold promise: “Online education will change the world.” In the … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up A Large Online Course (CHE)

November 20, 2015 by Anastasia Salter This fall I’ve been teaching a large-scale online course for the first time. I’ve written a series of posts here about my experiences, and particularly what works and hasn’t worked as I’ve addressed both … Continue reading

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Greek New Testament Papyrus Is Discovered on eBay (NYT)

By JENNIFER SCHUESSLER NOV. 20, 2015 Last January, Geoffrey Smith, a scholar of early Christianity at the University of Texas, noticed something startling: an eBay listing for an ancient Greek papyrus fragment of the Gospel of John — with an opening bid … Continue reading

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Homeschooled with MIT courses at 5, accepted to MIT at 15 (MIT News)

Laurie Everett | Office of Digital Learning November 16, 2015 After acquiring his entire elementary and secondary education from OpenCourseWare and MITx, Ahaan Rungta joined the MIT Class of 2019 at age 15. Ahaan Rungta and his family moved from … Continue reading

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A Sunoikisis Summer

Course Planning and Faculty Development Seminar Dates: June 10-20, 2016 Every June the Sunoikisis faculty gather at the Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) in Washington, D.C. to develop the upcoming fall semester courses. They hold two 4-day planning seminars, one … Continue reading

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Mao’s MOOC Rehabilitation (IHE)

Has edX become a platform for a Chinese propaganda course?  November 17, 2015 By Josh Logue EdX, provider of massive open online courses, hosts an assortment of offerings on Chinese history. There’s The Study of Folklore from Peking University, a look … Continue reading

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