According to the Journal of Travel Medicine, published by Oxford Academic, recent articles in the medical education literature “have emphasized the need for a uniform and comprehensive national education program for medical students doing international rotations.” In a letter to the Journal, Dr. Gabrielle Jacquet of Boston University Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Suzy Sarfaty, Boston
The Educational Technology group in DL&I is hiring a full-time on-campus educational technologist. (This is a different position from the instructional-technologist position currently being advertised in the College of Arts and Sciences.) We are looking for someone with a strong background in pedagogy and higher education, comfortable in dealing with faculty at a large research
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
Last week on the EdTech blog Wendell Seale, EdTech’s MyMedia platform administrator, introduced BU’s new video streaming platform. This week we’re publishing a video that demonstrates how students can benefit from instructors’ use of video. Live now on MyMedia: Educators face a number of limitations in traditional learning environments. Student engagement can be low because
An edX blog post about our Project Accelerate!
The BU Digital Learning Initiative has recently posted helpful guidelines about scripting videos for a MOOC (massive open online course). The guidelines may be of help for any use of prerecorded video in a teaching context, such as a “flipped” classroom. The infographic below identifies the multiple steps of the process.
“Boston University School of Law will launch a massive open online course (MOOC), Legal Risk Management Strategies for Multinational Enterprises, in October, becoming the first US law school to offer a MOOC in the fast-growing field of compliance.” Read the article
Boston University released two Massive Open Online Courses in January, bringing the total of online MOOCs offered to six. Read the article
From MOOCs to new technologies, BU’s online education has blossomed Read the article