What’s a MOOC? Exploring the Possibilities of Massive Open Online Learning

Phylise Banner

Overview

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Have you heard about the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) movement in online learning? This webinar will explore the design, development, and delivery approaches of a variety of MOOCs, while highlighting the instructional theory, design, and technology approaches behind these large-scale learning initiatives. Learn how to leverage the benefits of the MOOC approach to meet the needs of your professional learning community.

Part of the intent of this seminar is to explain what a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is; the second part of the seminar is to reach out to interested members about our own upcoming STC MOOC. STC will be partnering with the Blackboard education platform company next year for a technical communication MOOC. STC will be responsible for the content and Blackboard will make it available to anyone worldwide. This is a tremendous visibility opportunity for STC on a worldwide basis. For more information, contact Lloyd Tucker.

Presenter Biography

Phylise Banner is the director for teaching and curriculum quality at American Public University System. She has been working in the field of online teaching and learning since 1997, planning, designing, developing, and delivering online courses, programs, and faculty-development initiatives. She regularly embraces opportunities to experiment with emerging technologies in order to best serve adult students at a distance and to create communities of lifelong learners. She is an Adobe Education Leader, STC Fellow, avid angler, and aviation enthusiast, and currently training to be a private pilot.