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April 28, 2014

Online learning: pick a subject, any subject…

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by Martin Williams, the Guardian

“Open online classes provide a way to reach an amazing group of students that do not have access to traditional higher education,” says David Evans, associate professor of computer science at the University of Virginia. He says: “Most of the content is presented in short videos, with lots of interactive quizzes and exercises between them. There are also problem sets that involve solving some more challenging problems, as well as puzzles that apply ideas from the course.” ¬†Amy Woodgate, project coordinator of distance education initiative and Moocs at the University of Edinburgh says: “Many people think that there are certain programmes that you can’t do online and others that are better geared to online study, but actually we haven’t found that.” “You can learn almost anything online nowadays,” says Lloyd Bingham, who did an online preparatory course for a diploma in translation, run by London Metropolitan University.

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/nov/11/niche-subjects-online-learning-students

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