online learning http://www.kplu.org en UW's MOOC On Public Speaking Proving To Be Massively Popular http://www.kplu.org/post/uws-mooc-public-speaking-proving-be-massively-popular <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">University of Washington professor Matt </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">McGarrity</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> teaches a wildly-popular </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">MOOC</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, or a free massive open online course open to virtual students everywhere.</span></p><p>McGarrity’s course on public speaking is one of more than a dozen MOOCs offered by UW. The communications professor likens the MOOC approach to a yoga class that might air at 6 in the morning on TV.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:05:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 14343 at http://www.kplu.org UW's MOOC On Public Speaking Proving To Be Massively Popular Critics say alternative learning program raises red flags http://www.kplu.org/post/critics-say-alternative-learning-program-raises-red-flags <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Not every student thrives in a traditional classroom, but changing technology and new research on learning mean Washington kids have more alternatives than ever. They can homeschool part-time or go to class online, even if it means enrolling in a district clear across the state. But that’s allowed a whole raft of questionable practices, and set up a dilemma for policymakers.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 14:01:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7601 at http://www.kplu.org Critics say alternative learning program raises red flags