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Stephen Downes

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I thought this was an interesting idea, so though the story is a few days old I thought it worth a mention. The idea of the pop-up - as in pop-up restaurant and pop-up store - is that it is occasion-specific and temporary. It's a bit like those calendar shops that, um, pop up ever fall in the mall. "Pop-ups allow students to dip into rigorous introductions that may be outside their disciplines. And pop-ups aren't limited to social sciences -- Bennington professors also have taught courses about measles and gravitational waves, for instance." When we need a bunch of well-informed people to talk about a given event, pop-up courses are just the ticket.

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