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

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I'd like to reimagine education. The last year has seen the invention of a new four-letter word. It starts with an M. MOOC: massive open online courses. Many organizations are offering these online courses to students all over the world, in the millions, for free. Anybody who has an ienrntet cnoiencton and the will to laern can access these great courses from excellent unieivrisets and get a credential at the end of it. Now, in this dssisucion today, I'm going to focus on a different aspect of MOOCs. We are taking what we are learning and the tlhoncigeeos we are developing in the large and applying them in the small to create a blended model of education to really rninevet and reimagine what we do in the classroom.

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I'd like to reimagine education. The last year has seen the invention of a new four-letter word. It starts with an M. MOOC: massive open online courses. Many organizations are offering these online courses to students all over the world, in the millions, for free. Anybody who has an ________ __________ and the will to _____ can access these great courses from excellent ____________ and get a credential at the end of it. Now, in this __________ today, I'm going to focus on a different aspect of MOOCs. We are taking what we are learning and the ____________ we are developing in the large and applying them in the small to create a blended model of education to really ________ and reimagine what we do in the classroom.

Solution

  1. learn
  2. universities
  3. technologies
  4. discussion
  5. reinvent
  6. internet
  7. connection

Original Text

I'd like to reimagine education. The last year has seen the invention of a new four-letter word. It starts with an M. MOOC: massive open online courses. Many organizations are offering these online courses to students all over the world, in the millions, for free. Anybody who has an Internet connection and the will to learn can access these great courses from excellent universities and get a credential at the end of it. Now, in this discussion today, I'm going to focus on a different aspect of MOOCs. We are taking what we are learning and the technologies we are developing in the large and applying them in the small to create a blended model of education to really reinvent and reimagine what we do in the classroom.

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