Here is a fascinating story from The New Yorker about Harvard professor David Malan and his popular online introductory computer class. More than 2 million have signed up for CS50 over the years. Check out the preview video on edX to see what it is about. This is a great example of what remote learning can be with an engaging teacher and a well-designed curriculum. With online learning exploding in popularity, there are big opportunities for instructors willing to put in the effort to become exceptional. What can you teach? There is a surplus of courses, but a shortage of great instructors. Salman Khan of KhanAcademy is another inspiring story in the online learning space. Starting with videos to tutor his cousins, Khan Academy has become a global non-profit educating millions around the world.
How Harvard’s Star Computer-Science Professor Built a Distance-Learning Empire
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