Edward Rock of the Law School, Robert Ghrist of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Arts and Sciences and Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School are quoted about online courses taught through Coursera.
C. Neill Epperson and Delane Casiano of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on the Helen O. Dickens Center for Women’s Health, a Penn Medicine clinic in West Philadelphia.
Susan Sorenson of the School of Social Policy & Practice shares her thoughts about the lack of funding for studies on guns.
Peter Struck of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about meeting with an autistic student who takes Penn Coursera courses.
Kevin Werbach of the Wharton School discusses an online course on gamification.
PHILADELPHIA — In the waning days of 2012, two words have dominated the post-election discourse: “fiscal cliff.” The cliff is a combination of impending budgetary measures that will take effect in January if a legislative compromise is not reached.
One area of the budget that would see serious cuts is funding for the national science agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation. Combined with cuts to other agencies and departments, the amount of research and development funding lost could total $58 billion over five years.
PHILADELPHIA — Learning calculus is no easy feat. But beginning next month, the University of Pennsylvania’s Robert Ghrist will use a new, visually stimulating approach to engage tens of thousands of students in the task with a massive open online course, or MOOC, offered through Coursera’s online platform.