Five years and 11 million students on, Anant Agarwal, chief executive of the nonprofit organization edX, sees ample innovation to come from the venture and its university partners. Contrasting the organization’s goals against those of for-profit MOOCs, he notes that even when the organization becomes fully self-supporting, its goal will remain on doing good. “We
Join now to participate in the first of the Digital Leadership MicroMasters courses, set to launch on May 31st. Taught by N. Venkat Venkatraman, the David J. McGrath Jr. professor in management at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, this fully online course on Digital Transformation Strategy will enable students to: Learn to navigate the
The Practitioners Guide to Global Health has been named as a 2017 winner of the Global EM Education award from The Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). This three-part timeline-based course prepares students for global health learning, work, or volunteer experience that is safe, culturally sensitive, and maximizes benefit to both the students and the
DL&I hosted a presentation by Todd Taylor, Distinguished Professor of English and Director of the First Year Writing Program at UNC Chapel Hill and Adobe. The presentation was titled “Everywhere, All the Time: Digital, Experiential, Multimedia Literacy Across the Curriculum,” and explored how Professor Taylor has used multimodal across the curriculum. Embracing Multimodal Learning Taylor
“Rather than keep [students] in a technology-free bubble, we have to help them learn to manage it,” writes James Lang in a review of The Distracted Mind by neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley and the psychologist Larry D. Rosen. “We can also help them understand how to use computers and phones most effectively to support their learning, rather than distract
Webinar March 21: Noon to 1:00 p.m. Labster will host webinar with Co-founder and CTO Michael Bodekær. Discussion and Q&A about how Labster improves student engagement, motivation, and learning.
An exploration of STEM Virtual Labs and Future Applications for Virtual Reality Simulations Dr. Laura Wirpsza, Scientific Collaboration Specialist with Labster, will demonstrate mapping virtual lab simulations in STEM academic programs. The demonstration will focus on how their application can lead to greater empowerment and retention of STEM-focused students. Looking towards the future, Laura will discuss
It takes collaboration and cooperation on the part of numerous faculty and staff to launch a new program. In celebration of the announcement of Boston University’s first MicroMasters programs, team members from DL&I, edX, and Boston University Questrom School of Business gathered at 141 Bay State Road. Curious? Link to MicroMasters Programs
SPH lecturer Cassie Ryan uses Blackboard with Echo 360 to flip her class. And she is excited about using Echo Cloud to improve the way she does in-class assessments to determine how well students are understanding the material.