Monthly Archives: July 2014

Mr. Jefferson’s MOOC.

Peter Onuf’s thoughts on MOOCs are worth your time. Because confirmation bias is my favorite kind of bias, two points in the interview stand out for me: first, producing a reasonably high-quality MOOC costs a ton of money, so much so that even at UVA and with the help of Coursera, Peter’s team truncated his course because of the expense; and second, that Peter, despite coming out of the experience relatively sanguine about MOOCs, thinks such courses aren’t necessarily well suited to the humanities.