Finding the Meaningful within the Massive: Personal Narratives of Learning and Student Impact

Tuesday, September 30 | 2:30PM–3:30PM | West Hall A3-4
Session Type: Professional Development
There are millions of student stories weaved in the fabric of open courses. Behind the "massive" are real people with individual learning expectations. This poster will highlight personal narratives from selected MOOC students who have indicated that open courses have made a significant and practical impact in their lives. Students will explain specific course design characteristics they say helped foster that impact.

OUTCOMES: Learn and share approaches to course design that encourage personal learning within courses that tend to be generalized for a large-scale audience * Discover strategies to identify and share stories of impact from within your institution's open courses * Develop and share toward an expanding awareness of the many diverse learning goals that students in MOOCs often have


  • Tom Evans

    Program Manager for Open Learning, Ohio State University

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