MOOCs Explained: Radio Interview with University of Delaware

Just over a week ago I had the opportunity to participate in a radio interview for the University of Delaware’s local station WVUD, with the Campus Voices interview airing on May 17th. The interview was in advance of Delaware’s summer faculty institute, where I will be speaking in just over a week. I really enjoyed the interview, and this is an area that needs more attention – local educational technology support for faculty innovation, with an emphasis on faculty sharing best practices. The summer institute is May 28th – 31st.

I was interviewed by Richard Gordon and Paul Hyde, and some of the key topics we explored:

  • Not everyone is a reader of the Chronicle of Higher Education – what the heck is a MOOC?
  • How do MOOCs affect faculty teaching in a bricks-and-mortar university?
  • What are the completion rates of MOOCs and what are the student types?
  • Are there applications beyond higher education?
  • Why is there such significant pushback against MOOCs lately?
  • What disciplines beyond science and engineering are using MOOCs?

Here is link to the U Delaware radio interview – audio only. It’s about a half hour in length, but with some cool NPR-sounding music to kick it off.

I have also added some graphics and created a video of the interview.

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Phil is a consultant and industry analyst covering the educational technology market primarily for higher education. He has written for e-Literate since Aug 2011. For a more complete biography, view his profile page.
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One Response to MOOCs Explained: Radio Interview with University of Delaware

  1. epurser says:

    Thanks for posting this Phil – really nice summary and discussion of the land of MOOC :) Am so glad to have discovered this blog – it’s a gem… really enjoying the quality of posts and conversations going on on various topics.
    In case you haven’t seen it, thought the latest issue of eLearning Papers might interest you also.
    (http://elearningeuropa.info/en/news/moocs-and-beyond-elearning-papers-33-released)
    Best wishes

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