College of Future Could Be Come One, Come All

Posted: April 23, 2013 in Moodle MOOC posts

24 November 2012

An Interesting article about one more MOOC experience «Introduction to Sociology» – Mitchell Duneier, a professor at Princeton.

“It was really intimidating at the beginning to do these lectures with no live audience, no sense of who was listening and how they were reacting,” Professor Duneier said. “I talk about things like racial differences in I.Q., Abu Ghraib and public bathrooms, and I worried that my lectures might come across as examples of American ethnocentrism.”

Professor Duneier has been thrilled. “Within three weeks, I had more feedback on my sociological ideas than I’d had in my whole teaching career,” he said. “I found that there’s no topic so sensitive that it can’t be discussed, civilly, in an international community.”

 

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