- Ball State University plans to offer a free massive open online course (MOOC) next spring on gender roles in comic books.
- The course, "Gender Through Comic Books: A Super-MOOC," will be a version of a class that was previously offered to a class of 17 students on-campus, and the school hopes that the new online version will attract more than 1,000 participants.
- The class is expected to feature video interviews with comic book creators that students will watch online.
From the article:
It sounds like your typical online college course, with grades, an instructor and registration required. But this class is open to anyone in the world, and it's free.
Ball State in Muncie plans to join some of the nation's elite universities in pioneering the MOOC -- massive online open course -- with a class next spring on gender roles in comic books. The university hopes to draw at least 1,000 students. ...