Saturday, May 12, 2012

MOOC: New Educational Trend or Good Marketing

WCET Conference  > San Antonio TX > October 31 - November 2 2012

November 2 2012 / 11:00 AM-12:00 PM  / Salon D

Presenter: Shari McCurdy Smith , University of Illinois at Springfield (IL)
Presenter: Karen Vignare , Michigan State University (MI)

Massively open online courses are very popular ways of reaching new audiences and extending interest in a topic or discipline. These courses can be put together in very different ways. Both University of Illinois at Springfield and Michigan State University have offered a course using different tools. Do these new types of open courses represent the latest in online learning or a new way of marketing? Can education serve multiple demographics with one open course? What are the costs and benefits of such a course?


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