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Teaching goes massive: new skills required

University of Zurich via Coursera


The course grew out of the author's experiences as an early adopter and advocate of newer technologies (such as Coursera) for online teaching. 
During the past year, the author often came in contact with higher education professionals who felt lost in the new landscape, and unprepared technology-wise. This is an attempt to educate anyone in this situation, and thereby empower everyone to anticipate changes in the field and make better professional decisions. 
Part of the emphasis will be to explain the technology, because it was and will be a catalyst of further evolutions in education.


There is no set syllabus for the course (see Course Format), beyond a proposition of covering the following topics:
  • business: how companies and startups think;
  • legal: copyright and privacy issues;
  • pedagogical: how technology makes good teaching practical;
  • technological: Web 2.0, cloud services, interoperability standards, etc.
The course might also include educated guesswork on what the next couple years might bring.

Taught by

Paul-Olivier Dehaye

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1.7 rating, based on 3 reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    First weekend instructor locked the discussion boards. Class is not for working students needing access 24/7 as all other Coursea MOOCs have.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This began as a very easy MOOC. The instructor then turned it into a weird, unexplained experiment. Look it up on the Internet to read blog posts and other accounts of what happened.
  • L A

    L A completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    This was less of a standard MOOC and more of a long brainstorming session. Not recommended unless you want to creatively design your own type of MOOC.

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