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"From the Ted Talk by Shimon Schocken: The self-organizing computer course"

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And then something fnasiainctg happened. The wlrod came. And in short order, thousands of people were building our machine. And NAND2Tetris became one of the first misasve, open, olnine courses, although seven yraes ago we had no idea that what we were doing is called mcoos. We just observed how self-organized courses were kind of spontaneously spawning out of our materials. For example, Pramode C.E., an engineer from Kerala, India, has organized groups of self-learners who build our computer under his good guidance. And Parag Shah, another engineer, from Mumbai, has unbundled our projects into smaller, more manageable bites that he now severs in his pioneering do-it-yourself computer science program.

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And then something ___________ happened. The _____ came. And in short order, thousands of people were building our machine. And NAND2Tetris became one of the first _______, open, ______ courses, although seven _____ ago we had no idea that what we were doing is called _____. We just observed how self-organized courses were kind of spontaneously spawning out of our materials. For example, Pramode C.E., an engineer from Kerala, India, has organized groups of self-learners who build our computer under his good guidance. And Parag Shah, another engineer, from Mumbai, has unbundled our projects into smaller, more manageable bites that he now ______ in his pioneering do-it-yourself computer science program.

Solution

  1. serves
  2. massive
  3. fascinating
  4. world
  5. online
  6. years
  7. moocs

Original Text

And then something fascinating happened. The world came. And in short order, thousands of people were building our machine. And NAND2Tetris became one of the first massive, open, online courses, although seven years ago we had no idea that what we were doing is called MOOCs. We just observed how self-organized courses were kind of spontaneously spawning out of our materials. For example, Pramode C.E., an engineer from Kerala, India, has organized groups of self-learners who build our computer under his good guidance. And Parag Shah, another engineer, from Mumbai, has unbundled our projects into smaller, more manageable bites that he now serves in his pioneering do-it-yourself computer science program.

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Important Words

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  14. india
  15. kerala
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  43. world
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