Northern Illinois University’s first-ever Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) – Perspectives on Disability – came to a successful close Nov. 17, NIU Today reports.

Led by Presidential Teaching Professor Greg Long of the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, the 10-week experience  was a streamlined version of the for-credit AHRS 200, a general education course titled, “Disability in Society.”

The free MOOC emphasized personal, philosophical, sociological, psychological, medical and legal perspectives about living with disabilities.

It included more than 55 closed-captioned video segments across 10 lessons, covering issues related to disability and...

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