and coaching by a face-to-face teacher.
I think MOOCs are pretty intimidating. There is a high level of independence and initiative that most have... I've signed up for three of them and abandoned them after two or three attempts. There are log-on issues, the need to do a LOT of reading, ... it looks lonely for most teenagers to participate in ... but what if they could work with friends at school (during high school) and with the guidance of a high school teacher?
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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:A number of elite universities across the country, including Harvard, Stanford and MIT, havestarted offering some of their most popular courses online and free of charge. These MOOCs, asthey're known, or massive open online courses, are available to hundreds of thousands of peopleat a time all around the world. And our math guy, Stanford University professor Keith Devlin, hasrecently finished teaching one. He joins us now.