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MOOCs in higher education: education for everyone?

The emergence of MOOCs  (or Massive Open Online Course) is a hot topic in education circles.  The Academy for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (AETL) in partnership with University Libraries is inviting you to participate in a campus conversation about MOOCS and the Maryland MOOCs  experience.   The distinguished panelists  leading the conversation and giving their perspectives include:

  • Dr. Betsy Beise , Associate Provost for Academic Affairs – How UMD reached the decision to get involved with MOOCS and where is it going
  • Dr. James V. Green, Director of Entrepreneurship Education, Mtech, currently teaching a Coursera Course
  • Cheryl-Anne Juba, Division of Information Technology, Senior Network Engineer, current Coursera student
  • Dr. Gary White, Associate Dean for Public Services,  Libraries – Libraries support for MOOCS instructors and instruction
  • Alison Robinson, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Division of Information Technology--Instructional design and course support

Moderated by Dr. Spencer Benson, Director for the Center for Training Excellence

Date: April 30, 2013; noon – 2 pm  - lunch will be provided

Where: McKeldin Library Special Events Room, Room 6137

For more information or questions regarding the event – contact Lily Griner (