International Women's Health + Human Rights has been simultaneously launched in both the US (English) and China (中文版). It is Stanford's first MOOC to be hosted on XuetangX, the Chinese education platform affiliated with Tsinghua University. (Hooray for openness! Both platforms are based on open source Open EdX.)
It's the first time for a course to be run in parallel in different countries, with multilingual teams collaborating behind the scenes. Such a spate of e-mails, Skype calls and WeChat messages flying across the Pacific recently!
Keep your fingers crossed--I'm not sure if this is a marathon or a sprint, if today is the beginning or the end. (Something in me suspects it's the former.) Regardless, it's a milestone at least.
Much gratitude to all the friends and colleagues, who've helped make this possible, and especially to my collaborator Anne Firth Murray—a dedicated teacher, tireless activist, obsessive editor (we bond over that), and energetic inspirer.
Let's keep moving ahead! There's plenty of room for educational innovation and experimentation in the weeks ahead.