Friday, March 1, 2013

Talk About Teaching - MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)

What:  Talk About Teaching - MOOCs

Who:   CTL Staff

Where:  CTL Lounge

When: Friday, March 8, 11:30-12:30

There is no denying that Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have begun to have a tremendous impact on what we do, both in terms of how we imagine the value of student/teacher interaction as well as federal and state economic policies regarding higher education.  This discussion will focus on the role that MOOCs are playing in colleges and universities in general with a particular emphasis on what, if any, role they have (or will have) in smaller liberal arts colleges.  The following articles offer a range of perspectives on the value and meaning of MOOCs and will help shape, but not limit, our discussion.

To MOOC or Not to MOOC?

If MOOCs are the Answer, What is the Question?
The Internet Will Not Ruin College
Conservatives Declare War on College

Professor Leaves a MOOC in Mid-Course in Dispute Over Teaching 

MOOCs Help Liberal Arts Colleges To Do What They Do Best

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