Online Learning Update

November 28, 2011

Online Learning in Presidential Politics?: Gingrich to teach free online course from White House if elected

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:12 am

By Jo Ling Kent, NBC

If elected to the White House, former speaker of the House and history professor Newt Gingrich wants to teach Americans a lesson — that is, for free on the Internet about his policy views. The self-proclaimed “ideas man” said on Monday his course would be distributed on the Web in a format similar to the University of Phoenix or Kaplan. “I think I will probably teach a course when I’m president,” Gingrich told students and supporters after a campaign speech on entitlement reform at Saint Anselm College’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics. Gingrich said an online course would be one element of a major social media strategy that would allow him to communicate with more citizens directly, if elected president.  “The idea would be, why wouldn’t you want a president in the age of social media to methodically in an organized way share with you what they’re going to accomplish so that those people who really won’t understand it can understand it,” Gingrich said.

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