"Teaching a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course): A Survivor's Tale"

March 14, 2013 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (already occurred)
Beneski Museum of Natural History, Paino Lecture Hall

Jeremy Adelman, the Walter Samuel Carpenter III Professor of Spanish Civilization and Culture at Princeton University, has taught a Coursera course titled "A History of the World since 1300." He has experimented with different technologies, such as Skype and Google+ Hangouts, to provide professor-student interaction. His focus will be on how his on-campus teaching has been influenced by teaching a MOOC. This presentation will be done by videoconference.

Adelman was educated at the University of Toronto, the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford. His most recent book, "Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman," will be published in March 2013. He has received a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and an ACLS Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship, and he combines an interest in global history with an interest in Latin American history.

Contact Info

Ms. Carol A. Orrell
413-542-2180
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