A MOOC is born
I apologize for my one month hiatus from blogging. I’ve got a lot of things I’d like to write about, but it’s likely going to have to wait until Thanksgiving break next week.
But I do want to take a moment to give some huge props to my colleagues at the Georgia Tech Physics Education Research Group, who just received a Gates Foundation grant to develop a Massively Open Online Course in Introductory Mechanics. This course will be launched this spring on Coursera.
Here’s the proposal video the group created :
I am most excited that this course promises to be one of the first (if not the first) MOOC to offer a rich laboratory experience for students, something I think is essential to any science course.
I’m really excited to play a small part in this venture, and I’ll have a lot more to say in the months ahead.