Liz Gannes

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Coursera Aims to Help Teach K-12 Teachers to Teach

So, how will MOOCs reach kids? By teaching their teachers. Coursera said today it had partnered with seven schools of education as well as multiple museums in order to provide K-12 teachers and parents with free courses on “content development, the common core curriculum, teaching through tinkering, character education, and implementing flipped and blended learning strategies.”


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work