Mises Academy

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The Mises Academy, founded April 2010, is the online teaching service of the Ludwig von Mises Institute (founded 1982), designed for students of all ages. Drawing on the Mises Institute’s faculty, and long experience in curriculum design and classroom administration, the Academy’s mission is to advance the scholarship and teaching of liberty using digital media. Classes have an economics focus, but cover history, philosophy, law, politics, literature, and more.

Classes include forums, readings, video and audio, study questions, quizzes, forums, chats, live interaction with the professor, office hours, grading, transcripts, and more (tests and grading are optional). Students enjoy access to blogs and class-specific forums, providing opportunities to get to know fellow students. Papers can be uploaded, corrected and commented upon. Students have permanent access to their records.

The software is built on a Moodle platform with a Wordpress overlay and a live classroom environment provided by Webex.