I had begun worrying about how I could bring the New Jersey campus experience to them; I ended by thinking about how to bring the world back to the classroom in Princeton.
In yesterday’s Chronicle of Higher Education, Professor Mich Duneier of Princeton University reflects on teaching sociology to 40,000 students from around the world. This was one of the first non-technical courses that we’ve offered. For us at Coursera, seeing the forums explode with discussion and debate, and watching as a global community emerged was nothing short of inspiring. You can read Prof. Duneier’s complete reflection here.