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MOOC Adventures in Signal Processing: Bringing DSP to the era of massive open online courses

Published on Jul 1, 2016in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine7.602
· DOI :10.1109/MSP.2016.2556004
Thomas A. Baran6
Estimated H-index: 6
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology),
Richard G. Baraniuk87
Estimated H-index: 87
(Rice University)
+ 2 AuthorsMartin Vetted91
Estimated H-index: 91
(EPFL: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
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Abstract
In higher education circles, 2012 may be known as the "year of the MOOC"; the launch of several high-profile initiatives, both for profit (Coursera, Udacity) and not for profit (edX), created an electrified feeling in the community, with massive open online courses (MOOCs) becoming the hottest new topic in academic conversation. The sudden attention was perhaps slightly forgetful of many notable attempts at distance learning that occurred before, from campus TV networks to well-organized online repositories of teaching material. The new mode of delivery, however, was ushered in by a few large-scale computer science courses, whose broad success triggered significant media attention [1].
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