Showing posts with label MOOCs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MOOCs. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Class Central - Find the MOOC for You

It seems like every week a new MOOC is launched. It can be difficult to keep track of them all and or find one that addresses a subject of interest to you. Class Central is a free service that aims to help students find MOOCs of interest to them.

Class Central provides an online catalog of MOOCs. On Class Central you can search for MOOCs according to subject, start date, and course provider. Class Central also offers "MOOC Tracker" that will alert you when a MOOC of interest to you becomes available.

Applications for Education
MOOCs offer a good way for anyone to learn about topics of interest to them. If you have a student who is ready to learn about a subject, but your school doesn't offer an advanced course, a MOOC could be the solution.

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Great Economists - A Marginal Revolution University MOOC

The Marginal Revolution University is a project started by Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok at George Mason University. MRUniversity offers MOOCs about a wide range of topics in economics. One of the MOOCs released this month is Great Economists: Classical Economics and its Forerunners. The course outline places an emphasis on Adam Smith and his work The Wealth of Nations. The course outline concludes with a section on practical issues faced by classical economists.

Here's an introduction to the course.


Here's one video clip from the course, Introduction to Mercantilism.