Perspectives: Al Filreis on ModPo, Collaborative Learning, Emily Dickinson & More

On this episode of Meraki Radio: Perpsectives- Al Filreis of the University of Pennsylvania joins the show and gives us insight into the development of massive online open course (MOOC) ModPo. Alison B and Al discuss collaborative learning, the value of diversity, and more. Al recites Emily Dickinson from memory and we close the show with a robust chat about a shard of green glass that William Carlos Williams brings to light. If you want to join ModPo or learn more head to

Works Cited:

Gertrude Stein "A Substance in a Cushion":

Emily Dickinson's #556:

William Carlos Williams "Between Walls":


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