Jonathan Rees

Colorado State University, Pueblo

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Professor of History at Colorado State University, Pueblo, and author of Refrigeration Nation:  A History of Ice, Appliances, and Enterprise in America

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Americans have the  biggest fridges in the world . Not only that, the U.S. outstrips the rest of the world in the use of air-conditioning.

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Two years ago at Stanford, a Massive Open Online Course attracted 160,000 students. MOOC's looked like  the future of higher educatio n.

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