Learning and The MOOC

Last Updated: 05/30/2013

University of Colorado Boulder Faculty, Students, and Staff are cordially invited to attend all or part of a two-day EDUCAUSE webinar series titled, "Learning and the Massive Open Online Course." The webinar runs from 10 am to 3 pm on Wednesday, April 3rd and Thursday, April 4.

We will be viewing the webinar in Folsom Stadium Room 367. To get to room 367, enter the Stadium at Gate 11, open the door to the stairs and climb to the third floor. Alternately you may enter the stadium at Gate 9 and take the elevator to the third floor. Once on the third floor turn left at the top of the stairs (or turn right as you exit the elevator) and walk into the office suite labelled Room 360. Proceed to the back to Room 367. 

If you plan on participating, please let Mark Werner know via email or by calling 2-8018.  

You can find out more about this session here: http://www.educause.edu/eli/events/eli-online-spring-focus-session.

A brief abstract follows:

Over the past year, the massive open online course (MOOC) has emerged as a significantly different course model. But how robust is the MOOC as a vehicle for learning? In this focus session, through presentations and discussions, the ELI will explore the MOOC and its viability as a new learning model. Topics will include:

  • The MOOC instructional/learning model and how to support faculty teaching in it;
  • Quality assurance mechanisms, accreditation, and analytics;
  • Instructional design challenges and opportunities;
  • Student evaluation, assessment, and academic integrity; and
  • The future of higher education and the MOOC

Join us April 3 and 4 for the ELI Online Spring Focus Session 2013, "Learning and the Massive Open Online Course," where we will engage the teaching and learning community in exploring this new online course model. Tour institutional examples of MOOCs, various instructional designs and delivery models, processes, methodologies for setting up and evaluating the model, and implications for teaching and learning.