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From the Ted Talk by Anant Agarwal: Why massive open online courses (still) matter

Unscramble the Blue Letters

It's also been a real issue in terms of access. So what you see here is not a rock concert. And the person you see at the end of the stage is not Madonna. This is a classroom at the oafbemi Awolowo usevinrtiy in Nigeria. Now, we've all heard of distance eitduaocn, but the students way in the back, 200 feet away from the inocutrtsr, I think they are undergoing long-distance education. Now, I really believe that we can transform education, both in quality and scale and access, through tleochngoy. For example, at edX, we are trying to transform education through online technologies. Given education has been calcified for 500 years, we really cannot think about riegnrnneieeg it, micromanaging it. We really have to completely reimagine it. It's like going from ox carts to the airplane. Even the infrastructure has to change. Everything has to caghne. We need to go from lectures on the blackboard to online exercises, online voieds. We have to go to iecnitvtare virtual laboratories and gamification. We have to go to completely online grading and peer interaction and discussion boards. Everything really has to change.

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It's also been a real issue in terms of access. So what you see here is not a rock concert. And the person you see at the end of the stage is not Madonna. This is a classroom at the _______ Awolowo __________ in Nigeria. Now, we've all heard of distance _________, but the students way in the back, 200 feet away from the __________, I think they are undergoing long-distance education. Now, I really believe that we can transform education, both in quality and scale and access, through __________. For example, at edX, we are trying to transform education through online technologies. Given education has been calcified for 500 years, we really cannot think about _____________ it, micromanaging it. We really have to completely reimagine it. It's like going from ox carts to the airplane. Even the infrastructure has to change. Everything has to ______. We need to go from lectures on the blackboard to online exercises, online ______. We have to go to ___________ virtual laboratories and gamification. We have to go to completely online grading and peer interaction and discussion boards. Everything really has to change.

Solution

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  2. interactive
  3. obafemi
  4. university
  5. education
  6. reengineering
  7. technology
  8. change
  9. videos

Original Text

It's also been a real issue in terms of access. So what you see here is not a rock concert. And the person you see at the end of the stage is not Madonna. This is a classroom at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria. Now, we've all heard of distance education, but the students way in the back, 200 feet away from the instructor, I think they are undergoing long-distance education. Now, I really believe that we can transform education, both in quality and scale and access, through technology. For example, at edX, we are trying to transform education through online technologies. Given education has been calcified for 500 years, we really cannot think about reengineering it, micromanaging it. We really have to completely reimagine it. It's like going from ox carts to the airplane. Even the infrastructure has to change. Everything has to change. We need to go from lectures on the blackboard to online exercises, online videos. We have to go to interactive virtual laboratories and gamification. We have to go to completely online grading and peer interaction and discussion boards. Everything really has to change.

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