5 episodes

Listen to interviews with thought leaders in the field of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other types of free learning, and follow my progress as I try to learn everything you\'d get from a four year liberal arts degree in just twelve months using only free learning resources.

Degree of Freedom Jonathan Haber

    • Education

Listen to interviews with thought leaders in the field of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other types of free learning, and follow my progress as I try to learn everything you\'d get from a four year liberal arts degree in just twelve months using only free learning resources.

    Interview with Michelle Weise on MOOC Disruption

    Interview with Michelle Weise on MOOC Disruption

    Today we are joined by Michelle Weise, Senior Research Fellow for Higher Education at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation. Articles about massive open online courses (MOOCs) would be a lot shorter if shorn of words and phrases containing the word “disruption.”  But disruptive technology and the like are not simply catch phrases, but […]

    Interview with Russell Beal of FutureLearn

    Interview with Russell Beal of FutureLearn

    Today we are joined by Russell Beal, “Critical Friend” for the (relatively) new UK MOOC provider FutureLearn. FutureLearn is a spin off from Britain’s Open University (OU), the world’s largest academic provider of distance education.  And in today’s discussion, Russell shares his thoughts about OU, FutureLearn, and what the entrance of new players means for […]

    Interview with Lindsay Murphy from the Saylor Foundation

    Interview with Lindsay Murphy from the Saylor Foundation

    Today we are joined by Lindsay Murphy, Education Project Manager for the Saylor Foundation – a non-profit provider of free online college courses. Saylor provides curated courses, meaning they are built using public domain and open access content drawn from the web and other public sources.  You can read a review of an advanced philosophy […]

    Interview with Tim Mauri of Ethicon

    Interview with Tim Mauri of Ethicon

    Today we are joined by Tim Mauri, Marketing Manager for US Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson and Johnson company. Tim is one of the people behind Ethicon’s experiment in online learning that involves releasing a course for medical specialists using the edX platform.  And on today’s show, we talk about the course, […]

    Interview with HarvardX Researcher Justin Reich

    Interview with HarvardX Researcher Justin Reich

    Today’s podcast guest is Justin Reich, Richard L. Menschel HarvardX Research Fellow, a Fellow at the Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and a visiting lecturer in the Scheller Teacher Education Program at MIT. Justin was that guy some of you saw on stage when Harvard released its research findings back in January.  And […]

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