26 January 2010

Distance learning about economics, politics and the environment

I was planning to "re-run" my EEP100 class between Jan and May this year, but I am too busy. I am thinking of doing it in the fall, but only if there are at least 50 people committed to participating. Commitment requires that you pay $100 each, with a $50 rebate for completing the course.

The course would require that you read 2-4 books and several academic papers, that you watch my archived lectures (also available on MP3), take 2 exams, and (usually) participate during twice-weekly online chats, to discuss the materials. There will also be a wiki/discussion forum for students to help each other.

Your thoughts?

11 comments:

Alex said...

Took it in person last semester--definitely recommend!

Anonymous said...

How to I commit to participate? Link please.

David Zetland said...

@Anon -- I am looking for people's thoughts first. THEN I will put up a sign in list :)

Anonymous said...

Damn it, I can't take the class if we don't have 50 people.

Jay said...

Nice!

Entrepeneurship in education. This is the type of disruptive model that Clayton Christensen predicted in one of his books - Seeing What's Next, I think.

Best wishes on the experiment.

Anonymous said...

yes please

MHA said...

Online chats would be dificult to carry out: distance learning means different time zones around the world, i.e. while in NY is 9 am, it is 3 am in Oslo,

benjaminpink said...

if this would be open to all, I would be interested.

David Zetland said...

@Ben -- yes, it would be open to all -- who participate -- and yes, discussion times would have to consider time zones...

Jeff L. Haynes said...

David, I'm in if you can get the numbers.

Kevin said...

David,

I would be very interested. I'd especially like to see if we can compile data on actual costs of water at the tap on a global basis. First via existing infrastructure, and then via 5 gallon bottled providers.

Thanks,

KP