Those who want to explore Chinese thought in more depth will soon have the opportunity to participate in not one, but two Massive Open On-line Courses (MOOCs):
- Edward Slingerland’s “Foundations of Chinese Thought” is set to begin on edX on October 14, and run for seven weeks.
- Chad Hansen’s “Humanity and Nature in Chinese Thought,” also on edX, is scheduled to begin in January.
Those are nice options for open access education in our field. Whatever other debates there are in higher education about MOOCs, open access to high quality lessons is the best, or perhaps the only, clearly positive outcome of their creation. Open access to quality discussion and information is the primary motivation for this blog’s existence as well.