A Seminar on the Massive Open Online Course
(in Seven Easy Lessons)
Lesson Six: I Must Be Mistaken
Amazingly, the MOOC I took graded students based solely on peer reviews. In fact, this is the case in every course Coursera offers that requires students to complete assignments that “do not lend themselves easily to automated grading by a computer,” that is, “courses in the Humanities.” This would seem to offend basic logic (i.e. “How can one student, who is by definition someone who is just as unfamiliar with the material in the course syllabus as any other, judge and grade effectively another student’s work...