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Thursday, December 5 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
A crowdsourced MOOC (30m)

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The image many have of the introductory science course is of a giant lecture hall filled with students watching from bleacher seats. While more engaging blended formats have shown tremendous gains in learning and student engagement, there are several key barriers to wider-spread adoption. First, the initial cost of creation of such courses can be tremendous. Second, many teachers are more comfortable in traditional formats, and find it difficult and time consuming to adapt to more modern formats. Third, with the abundance of materials and approaches available it can be difficult to sift through them to find the best possible resources. Our goal is run a small seminar/cMOOC-style on-line course for instructors of physics in which instructors will explore blended formats, physics education research, pedagogical content knowledge, and other relevant domains. As part of this instructor course, participants will work together in small groups to create, share and review videos, assessments, and other educational resources which they will then be able to use in their own classrooms. These resources will be assembled into a broader MOOC for students desiring sufficient skill in introductory physics to obtain advanced standing for college. We are interested in exploring both the potential of a community contributed/driven MOOC design and in evaluating the quality of the materials derived from it.


Thursday December 5, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room 11

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