Degree of Freedom
Degree of Freedom
Jonathan Haber
an adventure in online learning
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 […]
Jun 6, 2014
29 min
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 […]
May 16, 2014
23 min
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 […]
Apr 4, 2014
14 min
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, […]
Mar 14, 2014
23 min
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 […]
Feb 28, 2014
30 min