The MOOC’s Are Coming! The MOOC’s Are Coming!

DAY-OF-THE-MOOCI’m giving and hour-long workshop in the LCC Center for Teaching Excellence today on MOOC’s.  It’s kind of an introduction for faculty to the phenomenon and controversy that are MOOC’s. (thanks to M.Branson Smith for the graphic)

Download the Powerpoint file here.

I will be expanding this presentation and making it into a full-online discussion about MOOC’s and the future with a particular emphasis on faculty.  This online version and discussion will actually be a MOOC about MOOC’s (how’s that for meta!).  It will be the inaugural MalartOOC.  MalartOOC’s are a series of professional conversations by faculty for faculty about what we do.  They will be offered by Malartu, Inc., a new non-profit started by faculty to support faculty at all higher ed institutions.  For more information about Malartu, see  To express interest or get more information about participating in the inaugural MalartOOC about MOOC’s, faculty, and the future of higher education, please post a reply to this blog post below or send your email address to

For a full list of links, references, and credits in the presentation, see below the fold:

The Presentation to LCC’s Center for Teaching Excellence, 4-Sept-2013

Source, file, references, etc:

Information about Malartu, Inc., the new non-profit for faculty support:

Source for presentation Powerpoint file: MOOCs-CTE-LCC-4sept13-20130904.

Credits for Images and Key Sources/References for Presentation:

Day-of-the-MOOC: (licensed CC-BY-NC-Attribution)

MOOC: Each Term is Negotiable Poster:  (Licensed CC-BY):

George Siemens Tweet on Why Massive:

Emerging Student Patterns in MOOC’s – a Graphical View (Martin Feldstein) (Licensed CC-BY-ND):

MOOCs Are Really A Platform (quote from George Siemens)

Graphic of Challenges of MOOC providers and Types (by Phil Hill) licensed CC-BY-ND

Say MOOC One More Time:  G. WIlliams

MOOC: Con Rio Non Como Estanque (Tony Bates and

Major Players in MOOC World 2013 (Chronicle of Higher Ed):

Anti-MOOC Is the New Black (Jonathan Rees): – many very good links to other articles

Higher Ed Mashup:  Inside Higher Ed:

San Jose State University & Udacity Pilot programs – data, tables, and commentary:

SJSU Plus Udacity Pilots: Lack of transparency in describing data