The Age of Jefferson

The “Age of Jefferson” is our sixth MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), and having a foot in Charlottesville, this is a special one for us. We’re right honored to have created this with the University of Virginia, Monticello, and our friends at Silverthorn Films.

This course launched on President’s Day. It never ceases to amaze me how running these courses is like pulling the string on a confetti popper. Hundreds -maybe thousands- of students hit the forums in the first 24 hours, and the quality of the discussion is always so much more than you’d expect from standard internet discourse. Enlightening, intriguing, and always thought provoking. There’s an awful lot of work that goes into producing these courses but watching them take on a life of their own is the best part.

This course is running now on Coursera and iTunesU and contains great lectures from Peter Onuf, as well as a wealth of behind-the-scenes material.

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