Thoughts From the Lawn Blog
The Thoughts From the Lawn blog features posts by UVA faculty related to upcoming lectures, books written, educational events, and research conducted on relevant topics. Join the discussion and share your thoughts.
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UVA MOOCs via Coursera
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Lifetime Learning partnered with the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation to create a Coursera MOOC course on Patrick Henry: Forgotten Founder. This course was launched Fall 2017.
Each year, there is a ranking of the best MOOCs by the third party, Class Central, based on independent ratings by validated learners across all the platforms in all the different languages. There are 78 million learners taking 9,400 courses from over 800 universities.
This year, the Patrick Henry: Forgotten Founder MOOC made it on the top 20 list! We are proud to announce that this remarkable course is #14.
John Ragosta is the author of Patrick Henry: Proclaiming a Revolution, Routledge Press 2016, the faculty teaching this thought-provoking Patrick Henry MOOC, and he is lead faculty for Lifetime Learning’s Summer Jefferson Symposium.
Free Online Research Library for Alumni
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