A report from Keith Devlin's and Coursera’s Introduction to Mathematical Thinking MOOC

Seb Schmoller, Big Dog, Apr 15, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

There is not nearly enough time to follow every MOOC out there, so I'm attending closely to summaries of different MOOCs like this one from Seb Schmoller. He reports quite a positive experience taking Keith Devlin’s 10 week Introduction to Mathematical Thinking. "What this course shares with the AI course is the feature that struck me so forcefully in 2011: the feeling that you are getting one-to-one personal tuition from a very skilled and interesting teacher." In the same vein (and from the same blog) Ian Chowcat reviews Modern and Contemporary American Poetryled by Professor Al Filreis of the University of Pennsylvania. Again we read a positive review. "What made it so great? The huge passion and enthusiasm of Al Filreis himself certainly helped... But for me what really clinched the course were the videos produced for each course reading – over 80 of them, with running lengths from nine to twenty-seven minutes."

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