Seb Schmoller: A report from Keith Devlin’s and Coursera’s “Introduction to Mathematical Thinking” MOOC

This report was first published on 14 April 2013 in Seb Schmoller’s Fortnightly Mailing, and is reproduced here with Seb’s permission.

I’m six or so weeks into Keith Devlin’s 10 week Introduction to Mathematical Thinking, along with some tens of thousands of others.

Here is a longish thumbnail sketch of the design of the course, followed by two appendices. Appendix 1 concerns peer review. Appendix 2 is what the course web site has to say about grading and certificates of completion.

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