Using MOOCs to Reinvigorate Software Engineering Education

Wednesday, February 26, 2013 / 3:00 – 5:00pm
111 Cummington Mall, MCS-180, Hariri Institute Seminar Room

Armando Fox, Professor in the UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department and Faculty Advisor to UCB MOOCLab, discusses how the confluence of cloud computing and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have improved both the effectiveness and the reach of UC Berkeley’s undergraduate software engineering course. Despite recent hand-wringing about MOOCs destroying higher education, Fox believes that appropriate use of MOOC technology can improve on-campus pedagogy; increase student throughput while raising course quality; and reinvigorate faculty teaching.


Co-sponsored by BU Digital Learning Initiative and Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering.