Entries from EnhancED tagged with 'onlinelearning'

Evaluating Columbia's Civil War and Reconstruction MOOC

Evaluation is a key component of all of the University’s online initiatives, including its venture into massive open online courses (MOOCs), a new and potentially disruptive mode of distance learning. Unlike traditional online courses, which are aimed at select audience...

Publishing Teaching: A New Opportunity for Higher Ed

This past fall Jim Fowler, a visiting professor in Ohio State University’s math department, moved to a tenure track appointment based on his demonstration of teaching excellence in online courses, including massive open online courses (MOOCs). In an interview...

The Changing Landscape of Higher EdTech

From political forums to pundit roundtables to the family dining room, education is a hot topic. Many perceive growing deficiencies in access, affordability, and the value of education. Some argue that modes of education should be more student-focused, rather...

In Conversation: Librarians Add a New Dimension to Online Learning at Columbia

Published eight days after John Brown’s execution, this Philadelphia newspaper features engraved portraits of the protagonists and a depiction of the “scene of the execution.” From the Sydney Howard Gay papers, Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library Shadowbox.init();...

Quick Lessons from Eric Foner’s ColumbiaX MOOC

This past week, Columbia University’s first course on the edX portal ended. The portal, ColumbiaX, launched with Part I of a three-part MOOC series with Professor Eric Foner on the Civil War and Reconstruction. While it will take us some...

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