Posts by Adrienne Young

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"Independent" scholar, MA Anthropology,George Washington U., ABD Ethology @ Michigan. Working peripherally in academia at Michigan. Interests: Popular culture, embodiment, politics, medicine, etc.

Inside MOOCs: A First-Hand Account, Part 2

March 19th, 2013, by § Leave a Comment

On a personal note, I’ve noticed that a medical event is not as devastating to progress in a semester when the class is online as it might be in a regular classroom. I may be behind, but I’m not missing the lectures. This is a real boon for students who have chronic or recurring illnesses, and a true benefit of the MOOC.

Inside MOOCs: A First Hand Account, Part 1

January 28th, 2013, by § 1 Comment

I’m seeing some intriguing patterns that may not fit with the expectations of those who are eyeing the platform with pedagogical suspicion or with hope for a radical disruption of the current model for college education.