Evolving Education Technology: From Chalkboards to MOOCs
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The role of the classroom in higher education is changing, and "massively open online courses" (MOOCs) are leading the way.
How will extending high-quality science education to more people change how research is done? Will MOOCs lead to more fact-based discussions of controversial scientific topics like climate change and genetically modified organisms? Will the "flipped classroom" enable schools to rein in the spiraling cost of higher education and train more scientists? Join Relly Brandman of Coursera, writer Keith E. Grant, and Stanford professor Kristin Sainani for a discussion of these questions and more at this month's SOBA.