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I was feeling rather masochistic this morning and decided to read the “Terms of Service” of Coursera and Udacity. Much of it reads like the usual EULA, but I was stunned by one issue: [T]he following are types of uses … Continue reading
While MOOCs may seem to be an unstoppable bandwagon, a recent article in readwrite.com reports on controversy, mainly driven by concern from institutions and faculty members that MOOC content will be used as an excuse to cut funding. The linked … Continue reading
Gregor Kiczales is dealing valiantly with problems that arose in his course Introduction to Systematic Program Design on Coursera. Assessment in a MOOC is extremely difficult. Automatic assessment can check the output of a program but is useless to evaluate … Continue reading
On June 27, 2013, the Computer Science Education Act was introduced into the US House by a group of bipartisan legislators. Please consider contacting your local House Rep urging him/her to support this bill. This is DEFINITELY worth your time … Continue reading
Coursera opened the course Introduction to Systematic Program Design - Part 1. Here are my initial impressions. Although I’m not familiar with administrative, financial and technical issues of MOOCs, I’ll start a few points for those who are. There are eight … Continue reading
Last year – for some reason that I can no longer remember – I became interested in MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). MOOCs are the latest computer- and web-based panacea proposed for solving crises in education. Among the prominent institutions offering MOOCs are … Continue reading
Recently, I ran into an article in Education Week entitled “The Math Standards and Moving Beyond the Worksheet.” In it a high school mathematics teacher (Algebra 2 and AP Calculus) described the laminated poster she had in her classroom where … Continue reading
With Easter just around the corner and two young kids at home, my mind has inevitably turned to chocolate. And chocolate, inevitably, reminds me of how hard it can be to conduct education research. A few years back, I submitted … Continue reading
Like most education researchers, I have had bad experiences trying to obtain Ethics approval for proposed research projects. I’ve had a number of applications approved with only minor changes, some with major changes and a couple rejected entirely. I’ve complained … Continue reading