Tales from the Creative Destruction Front

An image of the Teachers Pay Teachers website where teachers sell their lesson plans to other K-12 educators.

Pablo speculates on the cycle of creation, transformation, and destruction that the Internet brings.

Three Reasons MOOCs Should Include Digital Humanities Projects


Of all the things Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) have to offer, their potential to spread digital humanities work beyond a single campus, library, or museum is possibly the most exciting to Evan. In this post, Evan considers three reasons why incorporating digital humanities projects into a MOOC would be an excellent idea.

The Final Last Word on MOOCs

A graphic from Daphne Koeller's TED Talk that shows the effectiveness of one-on-one tutoring vs other configurations for learning.

It’s easy to find criticism with new ideas, and massive open online courses are no exception. In this post, Gene responds to a scathing review of an introductory statistics course offered by Udacity. Massive Open Online Courses, he says, can offer professors ways to interact with students on an individual level that large lecture courses cannot.

Google Course Builder — E-Learning, Google Style


With the announcement of the Google Course Builder, a tool for building online courses, what can we expect from this tool, and where might it lead?

Inconvenient Truths about MOOCs

Broadcasting from W&M Weather Vane

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have been unavoidable in discussions of the role of technology in higher education. In this post, Gene gives an overview of those discussions, as well as the reasons why we need to pay attention to how MOOCs could transform the ways that we teach and learn.

The MOOCs that (Almost) Ate UVA

Broadcasting from W&M Weather Vane

As I’ve confessed recently, I’m not very good at predicting the future of technology.  I missed wireless and YouTube, and there were nights when I had serious doubts about this whole “world wide web” thing.  Nonetheless, recent events seem to suggest that even in those of us working in traditional institutions might need to pay some […]