Join this conversation about experiences teaching and using online course offerings at U-M. The use of recorded lectures, video conferencing and screencasts are now accepted ways to provide anytime, anywhere learning opportunities to complement classroom experiences. Experiments in free, online courses have lead to declarations that higher education as we know it is changing forever, being faced with a ‘digital tsunami.’ Recent events and research, from faculty abruptly ending online courses to studies on how online courses may further marginalize at-risk students, warrant further discussion of the merits, challenges, and opportunities online learning presents to academics at the University of Michigan.
All are invited to share stories. Participants include librarians who both use online teaching techniques and have taken online courses and students who have taken online courses to supplement their in-person classroom experiences at the university. Contributors include Emily Rodgers, Special Projects Librarian; Angie Oehrli, Learning Librarian; and Robert Pettigrew, Senior Instructional Design Specialist.
This event, organized by the Library's Instructor College Steering Committee, is part of Open Education Week.
Open education seeks a world where the desire to learn is fully met by the opportunity to do so and where everyone, everywhere is able to access affordable, educationally/culturally appropriate opportunities to gain whatever knowledge or training they desire.