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Top 10 Things I Now Know about MOOCs

December 9, 2014 | Comments Off on Top 10 Things I Now Know about MOOCs

When I began this semester at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), I had absolutely no idea what a MOOC was. Now I can confidently share my top 10 MOOC facts people should know. 1)   MOOCs are Massive Open Online Courses. 2)   MOOCs were created for a variety of reasons, some of which include: […]

Learning through Experiences

December 9, 2014 | Comments Off on Learning through Experiences

Experiential learning is not a new notion. The idea that students should experience historical situations in order to fully understand their ramifications is not a novel concept, but it is still rare. Now don’t get me wrong, experiential learning can be very difficult, especially when you are trying to re-create situations from ancient history that […]

Making Learning “Fun”

December 9, 2014 | Comments Off on Making Learning “Fun”

I have this saying I used to tell my classes quite frequently—“All Learning, All the Time.” Even on days I didn’t say it, I had it posted on the front wall to remind students of my strong beliefs in the value of education. Although I understand not all people share my same passion for learning, […]