Teaching to Thousands: MOOCs
2/21/2013, 3:10 pm - 4:30 pm
A Conversation about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
Facilitator: Derek Bruff, Center for Teaching (CFT) Director
Panelist: Douglas Schmidt and Jamie Pope
Register for this event: http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/register/home.php?event=100291
What is it like to design and teach an online course for tens of thousands of students around the world? Join us for a conversation with two faculty members teaching Coursera courses this spring: computer science professor Douglas Schmidt, whose course on pattern-oriented software architectures launches Feb. 4, and nutrition instructor Jamie Pope, whose nutrition course starts in April. You’ll hear from our panelists about the tasks and mindsets involved in teaching a MOOC, and participate in a discussion of how these kinds of courses might fit into the teaching and learning landscape here at Vanderbilt.
Background: Last September, Vanderbilt announced a partnership with Coursera, an online platform for open-access, non-credit classes, available at no cost to participants. Such courses have been dubbed “MOOCs,” or massive open online courses, and Vanderbilt faculty will offer five such courses via Coursera this spring.
Co-Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Library.