What is Davidson Now?
Davidson Now is a free, online learning series that aims to share the expertise of the Davidson College faculty and staff with the world through technology on topics that are particularly timely.
What is the impetus for Davidson Now?
Davidson Now is an extension of Davidson College’s partnership with edX. In addition to hosting full college courses on edX, Davidson College has also developed Davidson Next, a series of free online modules developed in partnership with the College Board and edX to help high school students master the most challenging concepts of select AP® courses.
How were these courses developed?
Davidson College professors work with a team to craft a 2 week course that includes pre-recorded videos, live video discussions with prominent community members, discussion spaces, and activities that bring the theoretical into the concrete.
How is Davidson Now unique?
Davidson Now is the first of its kind on edX. Generally speaking, most full-course MOOCs require months of production. The first Davidson Now course was conceived, produced and deployed in approximately three weeks. Davidson College capitalized on the expertise it developed during Davidson Next production to build a flexible, nimble process that would allow the college to participate in civil discourse in near-real time.
Who can access this course and how much does it cost to participate?
Davidson Now is available for free on the edX platform.
Can I join the course at any time?
You can enroll in the course at anytime. After the two weeks for the course, we will stop adding new material but you can access all of the course elements for a year.
What’s next for Davidson Now?
The topic for the next Davidson Now course has not been decided. The topic will depend on the national discourse and Davidson feels it can best add to the conversation. If you have suggestions please email Davidson Now project lead Sundi Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can I find more information on Davidson Now?
To enroll, please visit https://www.edx.org/course/belong-appartenir-race-and-space-in-the-us-and-france. To learn more, please visit davidsonnow.davidson.edu or email Davidson Now project lead Sundi Richard at email@example.com. Follow @DavidsonNow on Twitter for more info as well.