In Defense of (the Potential of) MOOCs

This is a guest post by Stephanie Wang, a co-founder and evangelist of MobLab. The backlash against massive online open courses (MOOCs) has gained momentum according to a spate of media reports like this one from the Chronicle . One concern is that MOOCs simply deliver the same course material to the students through a different […]

The Value of Market Experiments in Economics Classes

“When things get boring in a chemistry class the instructor can always blow something up. Classroom experiments give economists the same ability to help their students experience the principles they are learning in class that a lab does for a chemistry instructor – minus the risk of setting the classroom on fire.” Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College […]