Thursday, May 9, 2013

Webinars this Friday


We will hold two online webinars tomorrow in our ongoing series about Massive Open Online Courses and the Liberal Arts College.

10:00 AM - A conversation with Gundega Dekena, TA with Udacity.  We'll discuss computer science education, community management in MOOCs and the online student experience.  CS faculty from Centre College, Hendrix College and Trinity University will participate.

2:30 PM - A conversation with Chris Ellertson, Trinity University Director of Admissions and Audree Hernandez, Director of AdviseTX to explore MOOCs from the perspective of high school students, their parents and counselors.  What, if anything, are prospective students asking about MOOCs?  Does the availability of free online courses change the way they think about applying to college?  How might we use the technology of MOOCs to engage with prospective students?  Faculty from Furman University, Hendrix College, Spelman College and Trinity University will participate.

Live streams of these conversations (and archived recordings) will be available on this page:  https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/112985926892482353111