New online university seeks ‘many-to-many’ approach in economics course

MRUniversity provides tutorials on how to create course videos.

Two George Mason University economics professors have started a free educational site that seeks to answer a simple but far-reaching question: Why are some countries rich while other countries are poor?

Marginal Revolution University, known as MRUniversity, launched Oct. 1 as a hub for teachings on developmental economics, starting with a study of India’s economy.

The site is part Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), as it offers college-level teachings at no cost to anyone with an internet connection, but it strays from the traditional MOOC model by inviting students to share educational material—studies, reports, and videos, for example—to supplement the online lessons on developmental economics.…Read More