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1 Whats a MOOC? Answer: Massively Open Online Course _____________________________ Richard Delaware University of Missouri – Kansas City Kansas City Regional Mathematics Technology EXPO October 6, 2012

2 The Course discussed here: Introduction to Mathematical Thinking by Keith Devlin, Stanford University [1995 Math EXPO Keynote!] 7 weeks, Sept. 17 – Nov. 5, 2012 Coursera [www.coursera.org] A Stanford spin-off company

3 Student Enrollment (as of ) : 61,086 Free No credit. Only completion, or, completion with distinction. Flipped Classroom

4 Elements of the Course Videos (& In-video quizzes) Assignments (not graded) Problem Sets (graded; multiple choice) Tutorial Sessions (PDF or videos) Reading Assignments Discussion Forums Final Exam (Peer Graded)

5 Discussion Forum Statistics [Sept. 24, 2012] Total Threads: 641 Total Posts: 5,414 Total Comments 3,823 Total Views:119,489

6 Keith Devlin quotations from MOOCtalk Blog [http://mooctalk.org] MOOCs are a direct consequence of the growth of Facebook, which made interaction- by-social-media global. What excites me…is the possibility to reach millions who currently have no access to any university at all.


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