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A 19,000-Strong Global Classroom Learns About Climate Change

Read the blog post, "A 19,000-Strong Global Classroom Learns About Climate Change," that looks at the success of the recently wrapped up four-week Massive Online Open Course, Turn Down the Heat.

The course drew in more than 19,000 participants, and in her post, Donna Barnes shares with readers how participants and interested parties discussed the MOOC via social media, specifically using the hashtag #wbheat. Readers are also given a sneak peek into the final projects, or "digital artifacts," participants have created and posted online from their time spent in the course. In the process, Barnes also shares key facts regarding the launch of the MOOC itself, like how 60% of this MOOC's participants were from developing countries, and half were between the ages of 18-24.

Just last week, Abha Joshi-Ghani, Director for Knowledge Exchange and Learning, WBI, published a blog post on the MOOC, which Barnes also links to in her post.

Read the full blog post to learn more about the World Bank’s first MOOC, and let us know what you think by way of comments.


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