This webinar is hosted in English
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) began with the idea of connecting for learning via personal learning environments (PLEs) using blogs, wikis, google groups, and Moodle.
According to Wikipedia, the term MOOC is said to have started in 2008 by Dave Cormier and Bryan Alexander "in response to an open online course designed and lead by George Siemens and Stephen Downes" (wikipedia).
However, MOOCs have changed from the idea of connecting with others for learning to the more traditional content delivery format as demonstrated by Khan's Academy, MIT's and Standford.
The presenter has participated in MOOCs since 2008. She will discuss the transition of the MOOC from having an active learning format to what they are today - content sharing and teaching to the masses.
Doctor of Education
Nellie Deutsch is a Canadian English teacher, researcher, writer, speaker, and e-learning specialist. Nellie is faculty member at the University of Phoenix and Atlantic University where she teaches leadership in the MA transpersonal studies.
Nellie earned her doctorate in education and educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction. Her dissertation research (available on Amazon and ProQuest) focused on instructor experiences with integrating technology in blended learning courses in higher education around the world. Nellie provides teacher training on how to use Moodle and WizIQ. She is also an academic writing coach and a mentor to teachers around the globe.
Dr. Deutsch has written chapters on the use of technology and research (Sage) in textbooks and peer reviews articles and books. Nellie is on the AACE EdMedia executive and program committee, IATEFL YLTSIG committee, and on TESOL HEIS committee.