10:00 am - 11:00 am
Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel
Dogwood Room Sponsored by: Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Office of Online Learning
Contact: Eddie Watson Director 706-542-0539
Part of CTL Speaker Series. Panel members include Tucker Balch, Georgia Tech; Alicia Corts, UGA; Steve Everett, Emory University; and Tom Reeves, UGA.Massive Open Online Courses are the subject of much discussion in higher education around the globe as well as the target of huge financial and intellectual property investments. The concept of a MOOC first emerged from Canada in 2007 when two scholars offered a free online course focused on “Connectivism and Connective Knowledge” to a few fee-paying students at the University of Manitoba and more than 2,000 interested learners from around the world. Today, MOOCs may “enroll” tens of thousands of students in a single course. Commercial and not-for-profit MOOC enterprises including Udacity, Coursera, edX, and the Khan Academy have garnered much media attention with representation from faculty and entrepreneurs at elite institutions such as Stanford, Harvard, and M.I.T. This panel will share personal experiences and discuss the implications of MOOCs for faculty, students, and administrators at UGA and other institutions in our state.
CTL Speaker Series - Spring 2013