On November 20th, 2015, UA Online sponsored a panel of experts on MOOC’s, which included members from our own community as well as experts from outside the UA.
The panelists took up the question of how and why to build MOOC’s and the challenges of not only MOOC development but MOOC maintenance. MOOC’s are, of course, not without their challenges – both in terms of their politics as well as their implications for the future of higher education. But, there is no doubt that many institutions are using these platforms to engage wider audiences, both local and global. They provide universities an opportunity to reflect on higher education in the digital age in new ways.
Chris Impey, University of Arizona as well as Martin Formanek and Matthew Wenger (Astronomy)
Katrina Miranda, University of Arizona (Chemistry)
Keith Rocci, Pima Community College (Library Science)
Matt Sparke, University of Washington (Integrated Social Sciences and Geography)
David Soren, University of Arizona and Melanie Zelikosky (Anthropology and Classics)
A few links to some of the courses that were discussed:
Coursera Course: https://www.coursera.org/learn/astro
Coursera Course: https://www.coursera.org/course/globalization
Canvas Course: https://www.mooc-list.com/instructor/keith-rocci?static=true