Case Western Reserve University's free online courses exceeded expectations

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Tens of thousands of people from around the world participated in Case Western Reserve University’s first free online classes, but the two professors involved also learned something from them.

For instance, they may offer more breaks during classroom lectures, because they discovered through the online courses that a student's attention span is about 15 minutes. And they plan to add more visuals, including PowerPoint presentations, to their traditional classes.

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