What You Shouldn't Ask about Online Learning
The panelists will address four questions on the effectiveness and quality of online learning in the present context of higher education: How can I harness the power of disruption? Should I MOOCify my course? Will teaching online adversely impact my evaluations? Is it scalable? The questions are centered on issues that appear to be driving the higher education research agenda; however, on closer examination, there is the possibility of unintended consequences with each.
OUTCOMES: Understand disruptive innovation as well as positive and negative unanticipated side effects * Gain a brief overview of MOOC positives and negatives and how a MOOC differs and can evolve from an online class * Learn about the effect of course modality on student evaluations of instruction and what students value in "excellent instructors" * Gain an awareness of issues surrounding scalability * Connect with others and engage in ongoing dialogue on these issues
Associate Professor of English, Virginia Commonwealth University
Charles DziubanDirector RITE, University of Central Florida
Patsy MoskalDirector, RITE, University of Central Florida
George OtteSenior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, CUNY School of Professional Studies