MOOC: Duke's "Medical Neuroscience" Comes To A Grand End on Coursera
Today is the formal end of a MOOC course on Coursera that was as good an introduction to neuroscience as can be found online, anywhere. Dr. Leonard White at Duke did an incredible job bringing neuroscience alive to thousands of interested students from secondary education on through persons with advanced degrees in, I believe, over 40 countries. A course that forewarned the need to devote 16 to 20 hours a week to attend to lecture material and text (the fifth edition of Purves and colleagues) proceeded with surprising ease (made so by an excellent TA for the course) and sustained interest. Run, don't walk, to enroll should a second offering of the course be announced over the next year!