Call for Expressions of Interest for UAlberta MOOCs
Deadline February 23, 2015
As part of our goal of building a global university for the public good, we want to create UAlberta MOOCs that contribute to our historical goal of “uplifting the whole people”, showcase and share our teaching and research expertise, differentiate UAlberta from other institutions, integrate technology to support and enhance high-quality educational experiences for students, and provide students flexibility in for-credit course offerings.
A hallmark of UAlberta MOOCs to date is that they are also the basis for online or blended for-credit courses. At present, UAlberta has two active MOOCs (DINO 101 and Understanding Video Games), with MOOCs on Mountain Studies, Indigenous Studies, and three paleontology mini-MOOCs (one-credit courses) in development.
The Digital Learning Oversight Committee invites expressions of interest from instructors, Chairs, and Deans for the next round of MOOCs to be created. DLOC, a committee advisory to the Provost, will review and rank these projects prior to asking for full proposals. Once approved, funding for the MOOC from the Provost’s Office will be for the production stage of the MOOC. Other sources of funding will need to be identified for the other costs involved in developing and running the MOOC (e.g., course release for instructors involved in creating content and course materials, TA support, etc.). The Centre for Teaching and Learning will provide assistance with the development of the course.
Questions? Please contact Bob Luth, Vice-Provost (Academic Programs and Instruction) and Co-Chair of the Digital Learning Oversight Committee at email@example.com.
What are MOOCS?