MOOCs: The New EDU Imperative
Abstract: The term ‘MOOC’ is an acronym standing for a massive open online course reminiscent of the concept of Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG). These online courses aim at large-scale participation and open access via the Web. MOOCs are recent developments in eLearning and that infer ubiquitous learning environments. MOOCs originated within the open educational resources movement (a la Stanford, MIT, among others). MOOCs have several advantages in the marketplace. But as anyone familiar with instructional design and assessment, there are also several disadvantages. The real problems surrounding MOOCs have not seemed to slow down the quick emersion of this trend. Presenters will provide their unique recipe/approach for this revolution and provide insights on how one may thrive in this new ecosystem: an approach they refer to as the new EDU Imperative (Enhancing Distance and Ubiquitous content).
Presider: Angelia Reid-Griffin, UNC Wilmington, Randall Library, Watson College of Education