MOOCs in the media

The media has finally figured out that MOOCs may not be the salvation of America’s higher educational system. I congratulate them. For a somewhat nuanced piece of discussion, read Keith Devlin’s piece in the Huffington Post. I think Professor Devlin argues too much from anecdote in providing a few emails from students thrilled to be […]

Mathematics outside the academy

A big concern of many mathematicians and techy people I talk to is mathematics “outside the academy.” That is, mathematicians know that math is beautiful and get to do it as part of their jobs, but math appreciation is often not that accessible to people outside the academic-industrial complex! We can all go to concerts […]