By Phil Hill
Michael and I will be speaking at and attending a few events coming up in April.
ELI Online Spring Focus Session – Michael and I will jointly kick off the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Online Spring Focus Session “Learning and the MOOC” on April 3 – 4. Our presentation is April 3 from 12:15 – 12:50pm ET:
Everything You Know About MOOCs Could Be Wrong There are four things that we think we know about MOOCs: They are “massive,” they are “open,” they are “online,” and they are “courses.” But what happens if we start playing with those “truths”? How massive do MOOCs need to be? How open? Do they need to be fully online? Do they even need to be courses? As institutions determine whether and how to incorporate new online models into their repertoire, Phil Hill and Michael Feldstein will explore the boundaries of the current definition of the MOOC and discuss how it is likely to evolve in the next 12-24 months.
In addition, we will be helping Veronica Diaz and Malcolm Brown with the closing session, April 4 from 4:40 – 5:00pm ET.
Online Educational Delivery Models: What to Expect Next For almost two decades, the world of online education has been evolving. Entering 2013, we are presented with a confusing array of educational delivery models. Ranging from relatively traditional classrooms to fully-online courses, online education is being integrated into the college experience for almost one-third of students. Many of these models, such as Massive Open Online Classes (MOOCs), are geared towards accessibility and affordability. Other models focus on personalized learning styles, such as competency-based education. Traditional LMS providers and textbook publishers are also trying to find their places in this new world, promoting yet different models.
Online Educational Delivery Models: A Descriptive View Consider varied approaches to online courses and programs, including fully online programs, School-as-a-Service, educational partnerships, competency-based education, blended/hybrid courses, the flipped classroom, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
Education Innovation Summit – Michael will attend the GSV Advisors / ASU Education Innovation Summit April 15 – 17.