MOOCs and Open Education (The Edge Open Series)
From learning communities on a global scale to high-demand specializations for professional development, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) continue to impact teaching and learning. Sophia Stone and Willie Williamson (Duke's Center for Instructional Technology, or CIT) showcase several MOOCs with varied degrees of “openness” and approach (blended/flipped/honors) and discuss implications for education. What new pedagogical partnerships does a MOOC present? Does having an internationally dispersed classroom of learners change the nature of how we provision resources for students? What opportunities do you see to contribute to the learning community around MOOCs? As a prelude to this discussion and to learn more about Duke's involvement in MOOCs, visit Online Duke (https://online.duke.edu/) as well as the Educause article "On-Campus Impacts of MOOCs at Duke University" (http://er.educause.edu/articles/2015/8/on-campus-impacts-of-moocs-at-duke-university).
This talk is made possible by Duke University Libraries' Digital Scholarship Services department and The Edge: The Ruppert Commons for Research, Technology, and Collaboration, which is hosting a series of events at Duke in 2016-2017 on the theme of Open. With presentations, workshops, and project teams focused on open access, data, publishing, research, scholarship, science, and software, the Libraries offer an opportunity for the Duke community to discuss, learn, reflect, and engage in a changing scholarly landscape that promises to expand the traditional boundaries of academia.