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posted: 11/18/2012 10:22 PM

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  • Peter Struck, associate professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, prepares to record a lecture on Greek Mythology for those who are taking his course online.

      Peter Struck, associate professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, prepares to record a lecture on Greek Mythology for those who are taking his course online.
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A year ago, hardly anybody knew the term mooc. but the internet-based courses offered by elite universities through coursera, by a consortium led by harvard and mit called edx, and by others, are proving wildly popular, with some classes attracting hundreds of thousands of students. moocs have landed like a meteorite in higher education.

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