Tuesday, April 16, 2013

MOOC: "Medical Neuroscience" from Duke at Coursera, Week Two

The first week of the new offering "Medical Neuroscience" has ended and the second begun. I read somewhere that 40-odd thousand people had registered for it. This likely means that about 4000 people will see it through, in terms of the trajectories I have seen in other Coursera offerings. A good group of people contributing to the Discussion Forums, including the Instructor (which is good to see). It is an intensive course for a Coursera offering, with a suggested time commitment of 16-to-20 hours per week. Whether this commitment effects un-enrollments over time will be a curious phenomenon. The first week's lectures were a top-notch job of gross neuroanatomy and of cross-sections of interior gross neuroanatomy. Excellent video and presentations. In all, an excellent start to a course that holds a lot of promise for an educational experience!

Saturday, April 06, 2013

MOOC: "Medical Neuroscience" from Duke at Coursera

The new course "Medical Neuroscience" formally opens on Monday at Coursera.

Developed and offered by Dr. Leonard E. White at Duke, it looks like an excellent course.

The Twitter hashtag for the course is #MedNeuro.