Tag: online learning
Talk MOOC to me (TIE2)
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are kind of a big deal, whether you believe the hype or not. Since 2013, Penn State, in partnership with Coursera, has successfully launched five courses to thousands of eager learners. Web professionals have the opportunity to help re-imagine and contribute to their institutions’ core mission surrounding alternate learning experiences and global education. In this session, the presenters will discuss MOOC development, its value to higher ed institutions and how the online educational experience can be improved in a way that provides more effective learning experiences for students. We’ll touch on topics like: How are MOOCs beneficial? How can you identify the various resources needed for creating a MOOC. Which new and emerging technologies can be leveraged in MOOC development? And if you’re already in the MOOC game, what else could you be doing to improve user experience and student success?
In fall 2011, Stanford University launched a free, online version of its "Introduction to AI" course, and the great MOOC race was on. Fast-forward three years and millions of students have enrolled in these massive open online courses. But has anyone learned anything? And what has higher ed learned about online education as a result of "MOOC madness"? This session will present an overview and history of MOOCs, a look at their place in the larger world of online education and a review of some of the research beginning to emerge about MOOCs and learning.
Recent research in learning has discussed the merits of constructivist learning as well as the possibility of mixing instructivist and constructivist learning (using the Cronje model) to provide an active and comprehensive approach. This presentation will showcase a course that was redesigned as a blended course using Canvas, online tools, and the classroom. This course design may provide instructors and course developers who are not yet ready to go completely online take a first step in that direction and gain some of the value of the flipped classroom.