History of American Capitalism – St. Patricks Day 2014

Cornell University has launched a new MOOC “A History of American Capitalism  History 1514x” on CornellX. While I have not taken the course yet and thus can’t recommend it per se, I would guess that its quite good, and those interested can register for it now. The course starts on St. Patrick’s Day: 17 March 2014.

This new course is found it its first set of MOOC courses — well, at least those that are officially ordained. Cornell University has actually been offering up elearning in various ways for decades. Most known is its high-profile  eCornell, which is a private spinout of the University’s.

A whole different writing on this subject to come, but we do know that Cornell is “behind” in the MOOC game. With that said, we also know that first movers do not always win the game, especially when it comes to content.

As a Cornellian, I am of course interested in following my alma matter’s online learning strategy, including Cornellx. As a service for my readers, especially those located outwith the United States. I thought this one a good one to take in order to gain an understanding of the context out of which academic entrepreneurship arose.

Any readers who do take the course, I’d appreciate hearing from you with any reviews which I can post or summarize and post for the benefit of others who are considering taking the course.  Other course recommendations are appreciated as well, especially *free* offerings delivered via MOOC platforms or other.

-Michael Clouser, Cornell Hotel School BS 1990, Johnson School of Management MBA 1999

CEO, Student Agencies Incorporated 1996-1999

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