An experimental “Meta-MOOC” shaping the future of higher education

Posted on January 2nd, 2014

Cathy Davidson, a professor at Duke University and co-founder of the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), will be teaching a Coursera course on the “History and Future of (Mostly) Higher Education.” In an effort to see how the course could help others to think about the future of higher education, she invited members of HASTAC to help explore the topic. As a result, more than 30 different universities and institutions will be offering courses, webinars, hangouts, and conferences on the topic. Additionally, Dr. Davidson is also synchronizing her face-to-face Duke course with face-to-face courses on the topic taught by Professors Christopher Newfield at the University of California at Santa Barbara and David Palumbo-Liu at Stanford University.