A REPORTER TRIES A MOOC: No, we're not talking about ourselves. (We've tried, and both times failed to make it past Week 2.) Nick Anderson, over at The Washington Post, is on his fifth MOOC, learning world history from University of Virginia Professor Philip Zelikow. And he's got a few words of praise for how the former National Security Council staff member has him hooked through engaging video lectures. But, he adds, it's a free course with "zero stakes here other than my own ego."