Share Paper: Implementing MOOCs: Promise, Prospects and Lessons

  1. Lyudmila Smirnova, Mount Saint Mary College, United States
  2. Michael Edelstein, Ramapo College of NJ, United States
  3. Nellie Deutsch, University of Phoenix, Canada
Thursday, June 30 11:35-11:55 AM Grand Ballroom AB

Abstract: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) challenge the conventional university model of learning. This paper contrasts MOOCs offered in several contexts, illustrating both the potential and problems encountered. The 2014 Healthy and Sustainable Living MOOC ran on the Moodle and WizIQ platforms. Successful as a rich content program, the MOOC evidenced marketing and connectivity problems. Offered annually since 2013, Moodle for Teachers MOOCs fared better. The benefit of employing MOOCs, the design, implementation and lessons learned will be discussed.