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As the Denial101x course ends, a new one begins

Posted on 1 July 2015 by BaerbelW

On June 16, the first iteration of Denial101x came to a close and here is a collection of feedback from students, lecturers and course staff to hopefully whet your appetite to enroll in the self-paced version of our MOOC due to launch on July 1!

Student perspective

Thousands of students from around the world participated in Denial101x and many of them put a pin on a map:

Denial101x-Map

We received videos from students across the world sharing their experience with and perspective about Denial101. Here is a compilation of them:

Lecturer perspective

Dr. Keah Schuenemann - one of our MOOC's lecturers - published a blog-post about her experience. It starts with the students' video feedback followed by this :

It really makes me feel like all of the hard work was worth it!  I spent most weekends this semester working on this course.  Plus, I made a lot of new friends that I hope to continue to work with in the future.  Thanks to John Cook for inviting me to participate!

Keah also created a playlist containing all her lectures: Heat Waves, Wavy Jet Stream, Sea Level Rise, Extreme Weather, Weather vs Climate models, Water Vapor Amplifies Warming, and IPCC Underestimates:

Read Keah's complete article on her blog. It contains a list with links to all MOOC-lecture videos for easy reference and sharing.

Course staff perspective

I was  happy to be involved in the MOOC, both during its preparation and then as one of the volunteer moderators helping in the discussion forums. It's always a neat experience to help participants from around the globe during a MOOC! Here is my personal recap of Denial101x:

PersonalRecap

If you missed iteration 1 of Denial101x, registration for the self-paced version is open and Denial101x relaunches on July 1. Self-paced means that there are no deadlines and that you can work through all of the material as your time allows. If you participated in the first iteration but missed some deadlines, this is the opportunity to get a certificate.

Hope to see you there!

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  1. "Just for fun", I have created an examination for the purpose of steering students towards the traditional and "new age" employment opportunities that appear to exist today. It can be seen at https://ericgrimsrud.wordpress.com/2015/06/27/an-exam-for-professional-aptitude/

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  2. Can we get some metrics?

    • ~14,000 initially signed up
    • ~3,114 completed

    Thanks, Bob Wilson, Huntsville AL.

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  3. Wonderful work by all involved - thank you for putting forth such a valuable effort. 

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