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Teaching ‘By Hand’ in a Digital Age

In January, San Jose State University announced a partnership with Udacity, a for-profit provider of online education. The first courses offered by “San Jose State University Plus” will be two entry-level math classes and an introductory statistics class, intended for “underserved” groups not enrolled at the university.

A week later, Udacity published on its blog a Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age. The bill is signed by theorists of online learning like John Seely Br…