Online Learning Update

September 29, 2013

This Online Class Wants You to Change The World

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am


Ever wanted to learn the secrets of changing the world? There’s a class for that. Wesleyan University has developed a new massive open online course (MOOC) based on the ideas exchanged this weekend at the Social Good Summit in New York City. Launching in January, the course is now open for enrollment on the Coursera website. Michael Roth, president of Wesleyan, said during his speech on Sunday his university and the online class foster a liberal education that encourages scholarship beyond campus. Roth said education should do four things: liberate, animate, cooperate and instigate. “The business of education is to help people make the world come alive for them.”

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