Presenters: Kyle Songer, Excelsior College, Penny Kuckahn, Nicolet Area Tech College, Ilene Frank University of South Florida - Ret, Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey TLT Group,
Identify how to take advantage of a MOOC personally and ideas to use with your students [and how to use MOOCs for faculty dev/training]
What are these newest, biggest online teaching/learning resources? In what ways are they similar to and different from previous online education? How are the most recent activities that claim the label "MOOC" similar to and different from very large, open, free, online courses (e.g., Stanford Computer Science Engineering courses Fall 2011)?
We'll introduce the ideas, provide some references, explore alternatives and select one MOOC for collaborative exploration. All participants are welcome to join this TLT Group cohort which will participate in a real live MOOC in the next couple of months. Our main goal for this project is to help people understand what MOOCs can do to help with teaching and learning in colleges and universities, and to identify ways that
- faculty can effectively, comfortably use specific freely available MOOCs in conjunction with undergraduate courses and programs;
- faculty and other academic professionals can effectively, comfortably use specific freely available MOOCs in conjunction with faculty development, professional development programs.
We'll identify some goals, guidelines, and activities that will help our cohort to participate in the selected MOOC and prepare to report about this experience in 2 subsequent FridayLive! online sessions (probably a brief progress report in October/November and a more detailed debriefing in January).
NOTE: Login instructions for the session will be sent in the Registration Confirmation Email. Please check your Junk folder as sometimes these emails get trapped there. We will also send an additional login reminder 24 hours prior to the start of the event.