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Meg Burke

Meg Burke

Sr. Academic Program Coordinator

Center for a Livable Future

CLF’s Free Online Food Systems Course Gets an Update

pollinator-courseraThe new year has arrived with opportunities for anyone interested in learning more about food systems. This winter, Coursera has at least five free, online classes on food-system topics, including the tried-and-true CLF course co-taught by Bob Lawrence and Keeve Nachman. “An Introduction to the US Food System: Perspectives from Public Health” is being offered for the third year, and this year’s lineup includes some extra goodies.

This time around we’ll offer new lectures by CLF faculty Jillian Fry and Roni Neff. Read More >

MOOC Redux

honeybeeLast week, the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future began its second session of our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). If you missed the course last year, it’s not too late to sign up for this session!

In the summer of 2012, the Johns Hopkins University partnered with Coursera, an organization that Read More >

The whole chain of events: CLF meets CTY

RS2878_Aquaponics_212-scrLast month the Center for a Livable Future partnered with the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) to host an exciting program at Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore. The course is offered as part of CTY’s family academic series and provided an opportunity for fifth- through tenth-graders to learn about food system issues through hands-on activities. The 30 student participants, who spent the day exploring the U.S. food system through a public health lens, are among Read More >

Coursera Wrap-Up

Our course had an above-average completion rate

Earlier this month, the Center for a Livable Future’s foray into the strange, new world of massive open online courseware came to an exciting close. On average, Coursera courses generally experience an approximate completion rate of 7 to 10 percent, but CLF’s course had a completion rate of 15 percent! By traditional classroom standards, a 15 percent completion rate may seem low—but in the end, several thousand students completed the course, earning a 75 percent or more on every quiz. Read More >

The New, Exciting World of MOOCs

Last week, the Center for a Livable Future dove headfirst into the strange new world of massive open online courseware. If you haven’t yet heard of it, you are definitely missing out!

Recently, the Johns Hopkins University partnered with Coursera, an organization that aims to provide a first-class, free education to students around the world. The Bloomberg School of Public Health currently offers eight courses on the site—CLF’s is one of them. Read More >