We give thanks for Sister Veronica Ann Baxter (1928-2014), remembered for her innovative leadership of Marylhurst from 1974 to 1984, when the university transitioned to a co-educational college of lifelong learning.
Dr. Jesse Stommel, head of Marylhurst's BA in English Literature & New Media program, is holding a MOOC about MOOCs — Massive Online Open Courses — and it's drawing a lot of attention in the press.
Hosted by Stommel's online journal Hybrid Pedagogy, MOOC MOOC is "a lively, playful scrutiny and consideration of the Massive Open Online Course." It will be held August 12 through 18, 2012.
What's everyone saying about MOOC MOOC?
"Instructors, universities and curious people are signing up for the course. Together,
they'll go through exercises and ask questions. By doing so, the founders hope that
everyone will figure out for themselves what massively open online courses are, what
they're capable of and whether they'll work for their needs."
-- Higher Education to Investigate Massively Open Online Courses, Convergemag.com, August 9, 2012
"There can be no doubt that this has been the summer of MOOCs: Massive Open Online
Courses have seized the attention of faculty, journalists, and, more infamously, administrators.
Naturally, the sclerotic, tweedy, Ivory Tower will take no notice of MOOCs until all
courses that can move online will have done so, right? Wrong!"
-- Join Next Week's MOOC of MOOCs at Hybrid Pedagogy, ProfHacker, Chronicle of Higher Education, August 7, 2012
Learn more — and join the conversation — at moocmooc.com.
More coverage on MOOC MOOC:
3 Lessons from a Massively Open Online Course
Center for Digital Education, October 11, 2012