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.