Think Again: How to Reason and Argue - A Duke University Coursera MOOC, 2012-2013

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2013-10-30

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Naidoo, Sulochana

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The first offering of Think Again: How to Reason and Argue was taught over twelve weeks, from November 26, 2012 to March 11, 2013, as a massive open online course (MOOC) by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Chauncey Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics in the Philosophy Department and the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, and Ram Neta, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The course was described as being appropriate for anyone interested, from high school age and beyond. Apart from knowledge of English, no special background was required. The course focused on constructing good arguments and effectively understanding and analyzing others’ arguments. It ran on the Coursera platform, as part of Duke’s partnership with the educational technology company. This report presents a summary of the development and delivery of the course including student demographic information, outcomes, feedback, and instructors’ reflections.

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Naidoo, Sulochana (2013). Think Again: How to Reason and Argue - A Duke University Coursera MOOC, 2012-2013. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/7994.