Coincidentally, the last three courses I reviewed in the weekly Degree of Freedom News ... all elicited similar commentary regarding whether a course felt like a college class vs. something else.mCanvas.net’s Cheating in Online Courses, for example, seemed more like a symposium than a course, while Udacity’s Introduction to Statistics reminded me of one of the many computer-based training programs I’ve taken over the years, ,Degree of Freedom reports.  And a 58-part Art History Survey course from Udemy was similar to the educational experience I had watching Sister Wendy’s Story of Painting on PBS (albeit without the wimple). This is not to say that I didn’t learn a great...

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