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[related link: Professor Jem Bendell / Money and Society MOOC – starts again August 23!]

Published on Aug 10, 2015

SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=15952

What is the nature of money? Did it really evolve out of barter, and, if not, why is that myth so prevalent? What theories of money have been proposed in the past and how do they hold up? What monetary alternatives are on the table and how can they be improved? These are the types of questions that will be explored in a new Massive Open Online Course on “Money and Society” being offered by the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability. Today James talks to course co-creator Dr. Jem Bendell about the course, what topics it will cover, and how people can register to take the course (starting August 23, 2015) for free.

Update:

Published on Dec 19, 2014

This is a trailer of the first minutes of lesson one of the Money and Society MOOC: a free online course at Masters-level will enable you to understand the past, present and future role of money in society. The MOOC runs for one month, with four lessons. Each lesson begins on a Monday, consisting of an audio Powerpoint of two hours, followed by two hours of personal reading and one hour to prepare a written assignment of not more than 400 words, which must be submitted by that Thursday.
Participants can view and comment on each other’s assignments in the forum, and can interact as they wish, with tutors commenting on assignments in the forum. Lessons Two and Four are followed by one hour webinars with the tutors, which occur on Saturday mornings at 10am.
The first iteration begins February 2015, and the next will be in quarter three of 2015. For more information see: http://iflas.blogspot.com/2014/12/mon…

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