17 GRCC Faculty Participate in MOOC on Building Exemplary Courses in Blackboard
More than 2300 faculty and staff at educational institutions around the world are participating in a Massive Open Online Course “MOOC” through Blackboard. The 4 week online course is entitled: “Designing an Exemplary Course” and 17 faculty and staff are enrolled from GRCC including: Daniel Anderson; David Knoll; David Lange; Eric J. Kunnen; Garret Brand; Gary Ebels; Hope Hagan; Jennifer Sobie; John Doneth; Kate Byerwalter; Lisa Gloege; Meegan Willi; Mike Light; Paula Sullivan; Robert Sawall; Sophie Rubin; and Szymon Machajewski.
This exemplary course uses the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program (ECP) Rubric as a guide and covers theoretical concepts and practical tools for instructors to recognize, organize, and build online courses for both blended learners and online learners. The course is taught by faculty and previous ECP award winners from colleges such as Wayne State, Capella, Georgetown University, and California Baptist University.
What is a MOOC? In short a MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course where large numbers of students enroll and learn online. In most cases, MOOCs don’t offer credits and may require additional assessments for certification. You may have already heard about Coursera (along with similar programs by Harvard, MIT, and University of California Berkeley’s EdX) which now hosts about 200 courses from 33 schools such as: Stanford, Duke University, Princeton, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Brown, Michigan, Ohio State University, Vanderbilt, University of Maryland, University of Florida, University of California, and Emory University. Coursera reports that over 1.3 million students around the world are participating in the online courses.Explore posts in the same categories: Distance Learning & Instructional Technologies (DLIT)