NJ Faculty Best Practices Showcase
Next Friday (march 15, 2013) is the 14th Annual NJ Faculty Best Practices Showcase at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey, sponsored by the Academic Technology Group (ATG) of NJEDge.Net.
The showcase features presentations and poster sessions on technology-mediated instruction by faculty, researchers and professional staff on the newest applications and the latest ideas about learning activities for on-ground, blended and online courses.
Some of my colleagues from PCCC and NJIT will be presenting on adaptive learning in math, using Wikipedia effectively and the flipped classroom.
I will be the luncheon speaker this year, and I will be speaking about “Academia and the MOOC.” Many of the elite universities are offering these Massive Open Online Courses, but most colleges and educators are still unsure about what MOOCs are and if they are worthwhile. Although MOOCs have gotten a lot of attention, there is still a lot of doubt that a course where the participants and the course materials are distributed across the web, and the courses are "open" and offered at no cost to a very large number of participants who do not receive institutional credit, can be a worthwhile venture for a college.
I will be previewing a MOOC by the same name that I will be "teaching" for NJEDge using Canvas Network. That MOOC will be open to anyone interested in the use of MOOCs in academia. More about that next week.
For information and Showcase registration: http://njedge.net/activities/facultyshowcase/2013/