In addition to what Hugh posted a couple days ago, I’m further updating people (as promised in the Mixed Berry Shake June 2014 hangout) on what we’re doing in the MOOC Understanding Research Methods via Coursera.
Here is a link to the question Hugh is developing and some discussion around it: How do Arabian women artists view the status of women within the Middle East?
And here is a link to the question Christa is developing and the discussion around it: How can being born into a historically significant, multi-racial family — which presents as white, or “passes” — undermine white supremacy?
I see from a comment on Hugh’s initial post that Michael has signed up as well. Please link us to any work your create there!
Hugh has joined the Signature Track for the course. I’ve been wondering if I should do the same. Right now the fee of $49 is not necessarily negligible for me (we’re in the process of buying a house), so I’m wondering if my school might pay for it; they’re pretty good about funding professional development. What do you all think about paying for the signature track?
Also, Hugh and I are tagging all our stuff with “Practice Based Research” if you want to find or search for us and others doing this kind of research in the course. Also, interestingly, the question with the most views is “Can online learning replace formal education?” There may be some interesting threads discussions in there that could be used to develop a piece for Isabella de Medici’s MOOC Magazine.