- Philip S. Bishop and K. Edward Renner, professors who are currently instructing at the University of South Florida, are attempting to use Reddit to offer massive open online courses (MOOCs).
- Bishop and Renner became frustrated that their school was being slow to offer MOOCs and decided to turn classes they were already offering into MOOCs via a Reddit spinoff site known as the "University of Reddit."
- Textbooks for the courses, “Arts and Humanities: What Does It Mean to Live Well?” and “Forums for a Future,” will be available via iTunes University.
From the article:
The social-news site Reddit has slowly grown a spin-off ”university” where anyone can offer free courses, and two professors at University of South Florida’s Honors College are trying the system to turn courses they’re teaching this fall into Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOC’s. ...