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Topic - Louis Bloomfield
The University of Virginia physics professor has jumped head-first into the brave new world of Massive Open Online Courses, more commonly known as MOOCs, that supporters claim -- and skeptics fear -- is on the brink of revolutionizing the way postsecondary education is conducted.
"Academics don't really like change, but change is coming because of technology, money, the whole works," Mr. Bloomfield said. "This isn't classroom teaching. It's like low-budget television."
Mr. Bloomfield said he decided the best way to engage his students was through "episodes" that show everyday ways to apply physics, something he does in his on-site classes.