USF offers its first MOOC, and it’s a fairy tale

Ever sit around and ponder what Cinderella means to our society? Now you can study it legitimately with a real professor at the helm, The Tampa Bay Times reports. University of South Florida officials announced today that the school will offer its very first massive open online course, or MOOC, starting Aug. 5. The four-week class, “Fairy Tales: Origins and Evolution of Princess Stories,” will be taught by professor Kevin Yee, who holds a Ph.D in German language and literature, and who USF describes as an expert on “comparative literature and German Romanticism and online learning.”

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