MOOCs for Working Professionals in Higher Ed: A PD Solution?

Wednesday, February 20 | 2:30PM–3:15PM PT | Pacific Promenade - Poster24
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
Lifelong learning is crucial for working professionals to thrive in their careers, especially for those who work in the higher education and constantly feel the pressure of keeping up with the "educational spirits" of the institution. This poster will present the findings and reflections of a three-year ongoing project in Duke Kunshan University to promote lifelong learning through encouraging staff to take MOOCs by providing a supporting structure and a series of activities (for example, workshops, regular meetings, incentives, and social media). The presenter will evaluate how effective these approaches are and the challenges this project faces.

Outcomes: Understand the learning needs of working professionals in the higher education * Identify if and how a supporting project and MOOCs can help fulfill these needs and help staff become lifelong learners * learn from the past experiences and reflections of an existing project


  • Olivia Yiqun Sun

    Educational Developer, Duke University