Mark Glaser of PBS Mediashift recently pulled together a panel of experts for an online chat about how massive open online courses (MOOCs) are affecting universities and professional education. Some exceprts from the fascinating 40-minute exchange are below.
One of the surprising things about these courses is how many non-journalists are taking them, Alves said. There is a hunger for learning the journalistic skills of gathering, verifying and presenting information, he said.
(Many of my 2,000 fellow students were non-journalists when I took the center's course on data visualization offered by Alberto Cairo.)