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USW30x: Tangible Things: Discovering History Through Artworks, Artifacts, Scientific Specimens, and the Stuff Around You

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USW30x: Tangible Things: Discovering History Through Artworks, Artifacts, Scientific Specimens, and the Stuff Around You

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Harvard University @EdX
Class Start: 2014-06-02
Duration: 5 weeks
Approximate Workload: 4-6 hours/week
Certificate: Yes
Level: beginner
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Discover new ways of looking at, organizing, and interpreting tangible things in your own environment.

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Anonymous (Singapore, Singapore) , 2014-07-11
Tangible Things at Edx (Harvard-x)

It was a great course, very refreshing. It covers about 400 years of historical items. This reflects how society and the culture gathers, collects, and exhibits ancient artifacts. The Teaching Duo (pair) is a good one. Prof Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and Sarah Carter are both wonderful.

Lessons Learned from this course.

Every week, every Lesson is a surprise ! They cover diverse, eclectic subjects.

My favorite Lessons were on - A Toga, Hidden in Plain Sight, Time and Time Again, Orphan Sewing Machine, and ‘Whose Collections and Heritage ?’

The Teachers speak well and have a fine appearance. They are classy, pleasant, and use color and aesthetics to their advantage. They are Feminine, honorable, and reflect the taste and style of an Ivy League College.

Innovation and change. They divided the Discussion Thread into smaller parts, so a student posts HW (Essays) to only 100 classmates, not 500. This makes the student feel welcome and “At-Home” in a virtual classroom. It also SAVES a lot of your time, avoiding hangups, lockups, BSOD, a system Crash.

Recommend this as a very first MOOC, or 1st course in Edx. In it you discover the Nuances of a MOOC, how to post an image (Photo) with your text.

The students are polite and friendly, and the Support Team is dynamic. If you contact the HELP team, you may get an answer in 2-3 days. I’ve only seen this short of a response time at Harvard-x. If you report a problem at other schools, you may not hear from them.

If you want to be successful, hang out with Successful people. If not possible, then take this course. These two ladies will entertain and surprise you, with one amazement after another. They plant new ideas in your head that are useful for almost any occupation.

Harvard once again sets the standard, raises the Bar, and leads the way for better learning.

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