The Dartmouth: Online Course in Bipedalism Launches

On Sept. 26, the College released its latest massive open online course, or MOOC, called “Bipedalism: The Science of Upright Walking.” Taught by anthropology professor Jeremy DeSilva, this free five-week course, open to the public, is the newest addition to DartmouthX, a collection of Dartmouth MOOCs created over the past three years.

DeSilva was inspired to develop a MOOC after speaking with Josh Kim, director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning, who introduced him to the idea of making his knowledge accessible to a broader audience. With 1,292 learners from 86 countries currently enrolled in the course, DeSilva’s MOOC demonstrates the global reach of DartmouthX, he said. 

Read more from writer Maria Harrast in The Dartmouth.