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Dr. George Siemens is a leading expert on the influence of technology and media on education, organizations and society.

Massive Open Online Courses: Hope, hype, impact

February 6, 2018 — 

Massive Open Online Courses – also known as MOOCs – have taken the educational world by storm.

They are free, easily accessible, and as the name suggests, they can accommodate massive numbers of students without increasing institutional overhead.

Illuminate, a speaker series hosted by the College of Rehabilitation Sciences in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, will shine a light on this timely issue with its upcoming lecture, MOOCs: Hope, hype, impact.

This free public talk will be presented by MOOCs pioneer Dr. George Siemens, who created the concept in 2008.

Siemens researches technology, networks, analytics, and openness in education. He is a founding president of the Society for Learning Analytics Research and has delivered keynote addresses in more than 35 countries on the influence of technology and media on education, organizations and society.

He has advised government agencies in Australia, the European Union, Canada and the United States, as well as numerous international universities, on digital learning and utilizing learning analytics for assessing and evaluating productivity gains in the education sector and improving learner results.

Faculty, staff, students and the public are all welcome.

What: Illuminate Speaker Series – Massive Open Online Courses: Hope, hype, impact
Presenter: Dr. George Siemens
When: February 8, 2018 | 12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Frederic Gaspard Theatre, Bannatyne Campus

 

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