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Last month, a Harvard Divinity School professor named Laura Nasrallah led a course called “Early Christianity: The Letters of Paul” on EdX, which offers MOOCs from Harvard, MIT, and other prestigious universities. “I didn’t know who was going to show up for the course—if I’d have high school students, or septuagenarians, or people working with technology for the first time,” she says. To serve the greatest number of the 20,000-plus students who registered for the course, Nasrallah offered students several ways to comment on reading material, including an EdX website, a Facebook (FB) group, and the website Poetry Genius.

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