MOOCs and Opportunities for Educators

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Since becoming a Coursera partner in July, 2012, Duke has offered several Massive Open Online Courses and is developing additional MOOCs that span humanities, science, social science, nursing, medicine and engineering.  Duke also has engaged in pilot projects with the Gates Foundation, the American Council on Education and Coursera to explore ways MOOC courses might be used to meet a variety of educational needs. In a presentation for the International Society for Technology in Education on Feb. 13, 2013, I describe how the University’s experimentation with MOOCs and related pilot projects are shaping campus discussions of teaching and learning and consider what the impact may be on K-12 and higher education in the future.  The recorded webinar is available here.


Author: Lynne O Brien, Ph.D.

Lynne O'Brien is Director of Academic Technology and Instructional Services for Perkins Library at Duke University. She works with faculty, librarians, campus IT planners and academic technology groups around the country to develop programs to support the use of technology in teaching and research initiatives. Her interests include strategic planning for libraries and for academic technology, open access and open source educational materials and mobile learning.