Daphne Koller’s TED Talk: What’s new about MOOCs

One of the most balanced analysis on MOOC’s of recent frenzy.

Computing Education Research Blog

Daphne Koller of Coursera has a TED talk that was just posted this month (linked here and below) that I highly recommend.  Daphne does a good job of explaining the rationale for Coursera, and offers several example snippets from existing courses (including a couple from Nick Parlante’s course doing Media Computation in JavaScript.)

Daphne talks about the educational research that she’s drawing on. I wondered: What’s new here? Why are people excited about MOOCs?

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