Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Frankly Fridays - MOOC Mania

I would like to invite you to the March2013 meeting of
Frankly Fridays
Frank Conversation about Faculty Issues
Friday, March 1st, 9:30-10:30 AM, Osprey Commons Faculty Lounge (Building 16, 4th Floor)
Topic: MOOC Mania
Let us know you will be there: ofe@unf.edu

Dramatic increases in technology and innovative ideas have produced many changes in Higher Education. One of those innovative ideas is the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Here is how it works. An instructor comes up with an interesting idea for a course, an idea that has broad appeal. The course is developed in an online environment, a course management system. The course is then advertised and people join. The course is open to anyone who wants to register – anyone. And, its free. Here is a video that explains more about MOOCs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW3gMGqcZQc

Have you participated in a MOOC? Are you interested in designing one?
What are the implications for Higher Education? Will students come to expect free courses, and what funding models work for MOOCs?

Come discuss how these issues impact UNF and faculty in Florida.
We will meet in the new Faculty Lounge on the 4th floor of the new dining facility, Osprey Commons.
OFE will provide the coffee and pastries.

Let us know you will be there: ofe@unf.edu

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