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  •  flip the classroom (14+ / 0-)

    This can also fit into the flip the classroom model where the old "classroom work" is done at home and the "homework is done at school". So you can learn the basics at home and then come to class to actually discuss and use what you have learned. It does not have to be just one or the other.

    There are people all over the world who just want to LEARN and just want a chance to see what it would be like to take one of these classes.
    So true. When I looked at who was taking the Coursera courses with me I was delighted to see so many different age groups and countries. You have a lot of people learning for the fun of learning - and what can be wrong with that. Sure beats watching American Idol or whatever.

    There's room at the top they're telling you still But first you must learn how to smile as you kill If you want to be like the folks on the hill

    by taonow on Wed May 22, 2013 at 05:53:36 AM PDT

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    •  The flip the classroom model is very promising (3+ / 0-)
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      It requires a dramatic upgrade in community infrastructure, though, so that the kids have access to internet and devices at home. Our community is not served by broadband, and there is the additional problem that so many kids are used to getting their homework done on the bus, in a car, or at athletic practice, places without internet.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Wed May 22, 2013 at 06:48:17 AM PDT

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