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Stephen Colbert

Watch Stephen Colbert’s interview with Anant Agarwal, President of edX on last week’s episode of The Colbert Report. Colbert, America's most grandiose television host, comedian, and political satirist grills Agarwal on the merits of MOOCs, which Agarwal explains. The audience also seemed supportive of MOOCs, cheering loudly when, after Colbert asked, “what’s it [a MOOC] cost […]

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iversity welcomes diversity. Our MOOCs are as varied as our topics and lecturers. Most professors do not wear goth clothing and stovepipe hats, but as MOOC Fellowship winner, mathematician Prof. Spannagel proves, professors with piercings exist. At least in Germany. At the MOOC Kick-Off Workshop, we saw that iversity courses welcome many schools of thought, appealing […]

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Though MOOCs are offered in a wide range of disciplines, satisfying curious intellectuals and skill-seekers, most online courses exist in science, math, and technology. But organisations like iversity and institutions like Wesleyan University (the first liberal arts institution to launch MOOCs) are producing courses in the humanities as well. iversity spoke to Professor Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, […]

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