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  1. Aug 2016
    1. Interestingly, the other MOOC professor at Stanford in 2011, who was not part of the media push or start-up aftermath,  was Jennifer Widom.  She has continued to teach MOOCs since 2011, and during her current sabbatical year is offering free courses in data and design…and those free courses are going to be in-person.

      This puts MOOC hype in perspective, including the Matthew Effect.

  2. Dec 2015
    1. drive, in part, the development of the Moodle project through a democratic mechanism.

      Social scientists among us may dispute this “democracy” label. The whole “one dollar, one vote” system is literally a textbook example of the Matthew Effect (through which the rich get richer).