NYPL to offer MOOC courses via Coursera

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the New York Public Library is to team up with Coursera: “The partnership is part the MOOC company‚Äôs effort to build an infrastructure for in-person learning around its free online courses. Research has suggested that MOOC students who receive offline help earn higher scores on their assessments. Coursera […]

Textbook reshaping in NYT Magazine – How Christian Were the Founders? -by Russell Shorto

[Note: I was going to let this story pass and allow my comments to sit in my personal diary because they turn on matters of religious faith and because so much of the activism described here seems to me to arise from personal insecurity and need for affirmation from external sources, and these are always […]