Georgia Tech Offers MOOC on Making MOOCs

As massive open online courses (MOOCS) have exploded in popularity educators are coming under increasing pressure to make an effective use of the new technology. To help instructors realize the potential of the new content delivery platforms Georgia Tech is unveiling a MOOC about creating a MOOC.

The six-week course, entitled "Fundamentals of Online Education", will debut on Jan. 28 and will be hosted through Coursera. Topics that will be covered include: online learning pedagogy, online course design, privacy and copyright issues, developing online assessments, and using web tools and learning management systems.

The course will familiarize participants with lecture videos, interactive quizzes, standalone assignments, and peer assessment. As a final project students will create an online course as part of their final project.

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