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UT Austin and SMOCs: What do we know about whether they work?

By Phil HillMore Posts (452) In episode 1, we looked at an effort by the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin to develop SMOCs – Synchronous Massive Online Courses – where the core of the redesign … Continue reading

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UT Austin and SMOCs: What these synchronous courses look like and cost

By Phil HillMore Posts (452) Last month we shared a video describing how the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin is taking a different approach than some of the courseware-based or other course redesign efforts. In many of … Continue reading

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UT Austin and SMOCs: One university’s effort to personalize large lecture courses

By Phil HillMore Posts (452) Last summer we shared video interviews from the University of California at Davis describing their efforts to personalize the most impersonal of learning experiences – the large lecture introductory course. The organizing idea there is to apply … Continue reading

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Using TAs As Key Component Of Active Learning Transformation at UC Davis

By Phil HillMore Posts (452) Last week I described how UC Davis is making efforts to personalize one of the most impersonal of learning experiences – large lecture introductory science courses. It is telling that the first changes that they … Continue reading

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UC Davis: A look inside attempts to make large lecture classes active and personal

By Phil HillMore Posts (452) In my recent keynote for the Online Teaching Conference, the core argument was as follows: While there will be (significant) unbundling around the edges, the bigger potential impact [of ed innovation] is how existing colleges … Continue reading

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