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Sue Leibovich

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What a wonderful surprise this course turned out to be -- the course started strongly and just kept getting better! The format used is ideal for poetry discussion and evaluation -- readings, audio files, and video discussions by a group of TAs led by their erudite and non-judgemental professor Al Filreis. The essays allowed participants to truly examine the poems and share ideas with each other, further enhanced by peer evaluations. The discussion fora were amazing --- the online interaction with other students (as well as the TAs, and even Professor Al) were an integral part of the entire course. It would be hard to improve an already excellent course. (Although, on occasion it was difficult to find/reexamine specific topics in the discussion fora, and some duplication of discussion ensued.) This was my first MOOC and it has whetted my appetite for others.