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Mediasiting Your MOOC: How UW La Crosse Transformed Online Learning Modules into a Massive Open Online Course. > April 16 2013 > 11 AM - Noon

Mediasiting Your MOOC: How UW La Crosse Transformed Online Learning Modules into a Massive Open Online Course

\Date: April 16, 2013 / 11:00am - 12:00pm CT

The seed for a math MOOC at UW La Crosse was planted in 2007 long before the term became mainstream, when Professor Robert Hoar and his colleagues created a large collection of online learning modules and webcasts to help students enhance their math skills. They gathered data, tracked viewing habits and assessed student performance. What they found was that students showed marked improvement in their math skills over time.

Last year, armed with a solid concept and assessment data, Dr. Hoar was ready to take those math modules to a larger audience. In collaboration with the UW System he applied for a Gates Foundation grant to develop a math MOOC and provide it free online to anyone. The UW La Crosse/UW System Math MOOC was born.

Now, with more than 1,900 students enrolled, the MOOC has attracted students diverse in location and background. More than 40 countries are represented and include those preparing for college, entire high school classes, an 11-year-old prodigy and an even an 83-year-old grandmother.

Join Dr. Hoar and Jim Jorstad from the UW La Crosse as they take you step-by-step through the process of creating their MOOC. They’ll take your questions live, share lessons learned along the way and discuss the future of this groundbreaking class, including:

  • How to break through the hype to discover what the reality and potential of MOOCs truly are. Can they be scalable, sustainable and profitable?
  • How Mediasite was leveraged to explain, promote and disseminate the MOOC concept as well as engage a massive international online audience
  • Data showing online courses support traditional pedagogies and enhance student success
  • How this course lays the groundwork to test the MOOCability of other teaching and learning experiences in other disciplines in the future.

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