Monthly Archives: January 2013

“Online Education Changing the World”–World Economic Forum Discussion

By Lillian Williams Still on the fence about MOOCS—those massive open online courses? Why should MOOCs  matter, you ask?  How effective are mega online classes anyway? “I am traditionalist about classroom issues,” you insist. “I prefer face-to-face classroom discussions in … Continue reading

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PBS NewsHour: The New Wave of Online Courses

By Lillian Williams Imagine this: An online class with students from around the world. Among other features, the class offers short video lessons with pop-up quizzes. Students chat online with each other, anytime, day or night. And, yes, there is … Continue reading

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Academics on MOOCs—Where is This Movement Headed?

By Lillian Williams Most U.S. colleges remain on the fence about MOOCs—the massive open online courses which have attracted so much attention lately. As shown in a major survey, “Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United … Continue reading

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150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation via Digital Platforms

By Lillian Williams On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, an executive order abolishing slavery in the Confederate  states of America. Without a doubt, it is one of the most significant documents–and turning points–in U.S. history. … Continue reading

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