Pictured above is a course summary of Professor Sue Alcock’s class, “Archaeology’s Dirty Little Secrets”, now available as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Coursera. As a MOOC, the online course mirrors the archaeology course offered at Brown through video lectures and as a result, “extends, shapes, reworks, or reproduces the structure [a Brown education] in ways that are more or less unpredictable” (Bijker and Law). MOOCs like Professor Alcock’s class provide educational opportunities to people of all ages all around the world, however also come with some flaws, including the loss of teacher and student interaction in classrooms and peer-to-peer communication.
Blog posts by the students of Claudia Moser’s class ARCH 1764: 25 Things! 250 Years of Brown’s Material Past.