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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Webinar

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have become the talk of academe, with many colleges and universities debating whether they should start them or join one of the consortia offering the courses. But what of colleges that don't plan to offer their own MOOCs? Are there ways they can use MOOCs or MOOC-like approaches to enhance their curriculum in ways that are consistent with their institutional missions?

There will be a 30-minute PowerPoint presentation followed by 30 minutes of questions and answers. The webinar will be broadcasted Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. in Old Main 314.

All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

This webinar will focus on how colleges and universities can consider these issues. Two experts from the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education, W. Joseph King and Michael Nanfito, will lead a discussion of:

- How to determine the role of online education at institutions of differing missions and finances.
- Why MOOC ideas can be applied to offerings that are not massive or open.
- Examples of programs that apply MOOC-like approaches for liberal arts colleges, regional state universities or other kinds of institutions.
- How to set up new online collaborative programs with other institutions.
- How to engage faculty members in the planning and execution of these ideas.

King is executive director of the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education as well as vice president for innovation at Southwestern University. Previously, he was executive director of Connexions.

Michael Nanfito is associate NITLE director. He previously served as director of instructional technology at the University of Puget Sound. For questions, contact 858-3822.

Location: Old main 314
Contact: Stacey Folstad-Magandy, Center for Extended Learning administrative assistant
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