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
Author and journalist Jeffrey J. Selingo notes in The Rise of the Chief Innovation Officer in Higher Education (January 2018) that innovation is increasingly critical for higher education. Many higher education institutions have made it a high priority to foster and manage change, establishing offices for innovation. But these institutions are still in the early days
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
Professor Andy Andres, a biology teacher at Boston University’s College of General Studies, is also a leading expert on sabermetrics, the science and art of baseball analytics. After teaching the course for many years as a lecturer for his alma mater, Tufts University, he worked with BU’s Digital Learning Initiative to create a BU MOOC,
Boston University and Davidson College have begun using MOOCs to serve high school AP courses. Another article 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.
On Sunday, May 22nd I spoke during a “Strategies for Video and Media Development” workshop at the Learning International Networks Consortium hosted at MIT on the topic of how to apply three stages of media production to MOOC making. After a high level overview of what goes into the pre-production, production, post-production stages, a question