MOOC taught by OU engineering professor is most popular web course in world, report says


With an investment of $5,000 in video supplies and free labor from family, Oakland University engineering professor Barbara Oakley became the most popular online instructor in the world, at least according to one measurement. Oakley is among educators who have used massive open online courses — Web-based, open-enrollment classes — to teach students across the globe. To date, more than 550 universities worldwide host MOOCs on topics as varied as computer programming and Buddhism.

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