Shimon Schocken

The self-organizing computer course

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Filmed Jan 2012 at TEDGlobal 2012
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Shimon Schocken and Noam Nisan developed a curriculum for their students to build a computer, piece by piece. When they put the course online — giving away the tools, simulators, chip specifications and other building blocks — they were surprised that thousands jumped at the opportunity to learn, working independently as well as organizing their own classes in the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). A call to forget about grades and tap into the self-motivation to learn.

Shimon Schocken
/ Computer Scientist, Educator

Shimon Schocken is a computer science professor and dedicated educator.  Full bio.

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