An inside look at AU’s new MOOC

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Get the scoop on AU’s new MOOC at the Nov. 13 webinar by the team designing the course.

MOOCs (massive open online courses) have become wildly popular, but many members of the education community have concerns about their quality. At this Nov. 13 webinar, find out how Athabasca University is designing and delivering a MOOC that will attempt to dispel critics’ concerns about the quality of MOOC education. This new MOOC, called Becoming an Online Learner, is set to launch on Feb. 23, 2015.

Designing AU’s New MOOC, Becoming on Online Learner

When: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT, Thursday, November 13
Where: Online via Adobe connect
Cost: Free
Registration deadline: No deadline. Just drop into the Adobe Connect session.
Adobe connect link:

Did you miss the live presentation?

Not to worry! It’s archived at CLDD Events. Look under Recent Events for the event titled MOOCS Information Session.

Presenters (MOOC design team)

Dr. Marti Cleveland-Innes (project director)

Marti is a professor and chair for the Centre for Distance Education at AU. She’s conducted and published extensive research on web-based learning, and she’s committed to the continual improvement of learning environments to improve access, reduce barriers, and enhance learning outcomes. Integrating research and teaching, she teaches courses in research methods to students completing graduate programs in education and workplace learning. She also teaches leadership in AU’s doctoral education program.

JoAnne Murphy (project manager)

JoAnne has over a decade of experience with online learning and course design at Dalhousie University, including the design and delivery of MOOCs. She is a student of AU’s Master of Education in Distance Education.

Iain Mc Pherson (project assistant)

Iain is nearing completion of his Master of Distance Education (MDE) degree at AU. He was recently awarded the 2014 Canon Canada – Ikon Office Solutions MDE Scholarship for achieving the highest GPA in the core courses of the MDE program. As a member of Durham College’s Centre for Faculty Enrichment (CAFE), he’s been responsible for numerous team-based projects related to online design and delivery.