A relatively few individuals choose the
excitement of a motorcycle over the comfort of a four-wheel vehicle. Even fewer
educators volunteer to step outside the comfort of the lecture hall to lead MOOCs. John D.B. Featherstone M.Sc., Ph.D., Dean
of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry (UCSF SOD),
has done both, and his recent journey into the world of global online education
has altered his perspective on teaching in the traditional classroom.