ERIC Number: EJ1015342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Marrying into MOOCs
Briggs, Linda L.
Campus Technology, v26 n7 p 9-11 Mar 2013
In September, the University of Maryland jumped on the Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) bandwagon, inking an agreement with Coursera to provide the fledgling startup with five online courses. When the first UMD course went live in January, the university joined more than 30 other leading schools that are offering courses for free as part of the venture. To understand the impact of these MOOCs on the IT department-- and determine how CIOs might prepare for a partnership with Coursera--CT spoke with Brian Voss, VP of IT and CIO at UMD. A longtime leader in technology initiatives, Voss joined UMD in 2012 after seven-plus years as CIO for Louisiana State University. In a Q&A, Voss discusses his school's involvement with Coursera, its institutional goals, and what it takes to create a MOOC.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Online Vendors, Interviews, Operations Research, Technology Planning, Educational Change, Performance Factors, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland
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