Students help retell history through shipwrecks.
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More than 150 confirmed wrecks lie deep beneath the waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands. And since 1996, under-graduate students under the guidance of Hans Van Tilburg, a maritime archaeologist with the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, have donned scuba gear to document these technological relics. “This is a way to survey cultural resources and tell part of the historical
Anant Agarwal's early success with online teaching gave edX a template for labs, a key feature for science and engineering courses.
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As a freshman at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in the late 1970s, Anant Agarwal was one of the only students to fail the physics midterm. The setback, he recalls, made him see that his small high school in Mangalore hadn’t prepared him for college. “I realized that