Authoritarian rule and fake news are among the topics for the University of Michigan Teach-Out Series, a new open online opportunity for global learners. President Mark Schlissel kicked off an Academic Innovation forum March 13 with the announcement of the first four global community learning events on the edX platform, intended to encourage public discourse about relevant issues. “The University of Michigan Teach-Out Series is precisely the type of idea we hoped would emerge from the creativity of our faculty and staff through our Academic Innovation initiative,” Schlissel said.
The four offerings that will begin on a Friday and run through Sunday night include:
- Democratic to Authoritarian Rule (March 31)
- Fake News, Facts and Alternative Facts (April 21)
- Reach Out and RELATE: Communicating and Understanding Scientific Research (May 5)
- The Future of Obamacare – Repeal, Repair or Replace? (May 12)