Join 2013 Spring EDUCAUSE Learning Institute: Learning & the MOOC

Over the past year, the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) has emerged as a significantly different course model. But how robust is the MOOC as a vehicle for learning?

On April 3 and 4, you are invited to join members of the VCU community in a series of live web-based presentations and participant discussions along the theme, “Learning and the massive open online course (MOOC).” This two-day, Online Spring Focus Session is organized by the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) (http://www.educause.edu/eli).  EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association and the foremost community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education.

This event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. EDT and Thursday, April 4, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. EDT. Please feel free to participate in any of the 30 to 35-minute sessions that you are interested in.     

 Our campus team will be meeting at Harris Hall, Room 5182 or Room 5173 for the sessions. Join your campus colleagues for an important face-to-face dialogue while exchanging ideas with ELI’s national online teaching and learning community. Engage around innovative projects. Collaborate with a community of experts to explore learning and the massive open online course — all without leaving campus.

A total of 13 sessions has been scheduled for our campus participation. If you’d like to join us, please go to the VCU Training Calendar (http://goo.gl/0lRoG) to register for any of the sessions. If you have any questions, please email Yin Kreher at ywkreher@vcu.edu.

Full program details of the ELI can be found online at EDUCAUSE’s website:http://www.educause.edu/eli/events/eli-online-spring-focus-session.

About Joyce Marie Kincannon

Joyce Kincannon is an online instructional designer at VCU's Center for Teaching Excellence. She is a consultant for designing and developing course sites with digital media, and choosing effective teaching strategies. Collaboration is the key! Twitter @JoyceKincannon
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