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Feamster Gives Talk on Coursera SDN MOOC Experience

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Professor Feamster gave a talk at the University of Cape Town on his experiences with designing and running the first-ever university-level course on Software Defined Networking, which was also a Coursera Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).

In the talk, Nick offers several insights and thoughts about MOOCs, including why certain aspects of teaching a large MOOC are, in fact, easier than teaching a small classroom course.

Slides from the talk are available here: A ReMOOCable Experience: Teaching Networking to the Masses from Nick Feamster

Update: See the interview with Nick in TechTarget on his experiences preparing the SDN MOOC.

Author: Nick Feamster

Nick Feamster is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton University. Before joining the faculty at Princeton, he was a professor in the School of Computer Science at Georgia Tech. He received his Ph.D. in Computer science from MIT in 2005, and his S.B. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2000 and 2001, respectively. His research focuses on many aspects of computer networking and networked systems, including the design, measurement, and analysis of network routing protocols, network operations and security, and anonymous communication systems. In December 2008, he received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for his contributions to cybersecurity, notably spam filtering. His honors include the Technology Review 35 "Top Young Innovators Under 35" award, a Sloan Research Fellowship, the NSF CAREER award, the IBM Faculty Fellowship, and award papers at SIGCOMM 2006 (network-level behavior of spammers), the NSDI 2005 conference (fault detection in router configuration), Usenix Security 2002 (circumventing web censorship using Infranet), and Usenix Security 2001 (web cookie analysis).

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