Presentation Title

An Alternative Pathway for Educators: Rapid Book Publishing MOOC

Location

King Library 225/229

Start Date

25-10-2013 3:15 PM

End Date

25-10-2013 4:15 PM

Description

Starting in May 2013, the Open Doors Group (ODG) created and implemented a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that served as an alternative pathway for educator professional development. The course dates ran for four weeks starting in late September. In this presentation, representatives of ODG will provide an overview of the planning, development, and implementation of this MOOC. The project was supported by a diverse and geographically disperse group of volunteers from academia, publishing, and industry.

Instructors have traditionally advanced their knowledge and improved their skills in seminars at their own institutions and in formal degree and certificate programs. In this course entitled Rapid Book Publishing for Educators, they had an opportunity to work with hundreds of others in an online setting. They were exposed to accelerated career-enhancing techniques that built on both industry and academic practices.

By drawing on the experiences and lessons learned from the ODG’s work on this course, the presentation will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn the mechanics of developing, marketing, and implementing a MOOC. The presentation will also highlight insights from current research into MOOCs as alternative pathways and the potential implications of the MOOC model for education.

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An Alternative Pathway for Educators: Rapid Book Publishing MOOC

King Library 225/229

Starting in May 2013, the Open Doors Group (ODG) created and implemented a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that served as an alternative pathway for educator professional development. The course dates ran for four weeks starting in late September. In this presentation, representatives of ODG will provide an overview of the planning, development, and implementation of this MOOC. The project was supported by a diverse and geographically disperse group of volunteers from academia, publishing, and industry.

Instructors have traditionally advanced their knowledge and improved their skills in seminars at their own institutions and in formal degree and certificate programs. In this course entitled Rapid Book Publishing for Educators, they had an opportunity to work with hundreds of others in an online setting. They were exposed to accelerated career-enhancing techniques that built on both industry and academic practices.

By drawing on the experiences and lessons learned from the ODG’s work on this course, the presentation will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn the mechanics of developing, marketing, and implementing a MOOC. The presentation will also highlight insights from current research into MOOCs as alternative pathways and the potential implications of the MOOC model for education.