Learning and the MOOC

A reminder that the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative’s Spring Focus Session will have as its theme “Learning and the MOOC.” Over the past year, the massive open online course (MOOC) has emerged as a significantly different course model. But how robust is the MOOC as a vehicle for learning?

Dates are April 3 and 4, from noon to 5 pm ET each day. Info, agenda, and registration information is at:

Sampling of speakers:
Phil Hill and Michael Feldstein (Mindware and e-literate blog):
Everything You Think You Know About MOOCs Could Be Wrong

Cathy Sandeen, Vice President, American Council on Education: MOOCs for
Credit: Current State-of-the-Art

Ellen Junn, Provost, San Jose State University: MOOC Environments at San Jose State University

Phil Long, University of Queensland: MOOCs and Campus Practice

Ang Nguyen, Stacey Clawson, Gates Foundation: Digging into MOOC Mania:
One Investor’s Key Research Questions and Approach

MOOC provider panel with Coursera, edX, Academic Partnerships, Instructure

Happy to respond to any questions,
Malcolm Brown
Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative