Caltech Perspectives on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
It's difficult to open a newspaper or higher education publication these days without reading about new developments in Massively Open Online Courses, or MOOCs. During this joint seminar, sponsored by CPET and Teaching & Learning Programs, Caltech Faculty and TAs who have taught MOOCs will discuss their experiences, including insights about pros and cons, how teaching differs, and perspectives on the future of MOOCs.
- Antonio Rangel, Professor of Economics and Neuroscience. Instructor of Winter 2013 MOOC, "Principles of Economics for Scientists."
- Henry Lester, Bren Professor of Biology and Executive Officer for Neurobiology. Instructor of December-January MOOC, "Drugs and the Brain."
- Yaser Abu-Mostafa, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Instructor of MOOC offered four times in 2012-13, "Learning from Data."
- Ryan Trainor, Ph.D. Student in Astrophysics. Teaching Assistant of Winter 2013 MOOC, "Galaxies and Cosmology," taught by Professor George Djorgovski.
Light refreshments will be served at 5:00 PM; the seminar begins promplty at 5:15 PM.