Seminars on Online Learning
CONFERENCE l Learning with MOOCs l October 2-3, 2015 l Columbia University
LEARNING WITH MOOCS II gathered educators, technologists, researchers, learning scientists, entrepreneurs, and funders of MOOCs to share their innovations, discuss their impact on education, and look at the future of online learning.
Online learning is a global phenomenon – with innovations across content creation, delivery, feedback, assessment, and other aspects of knowledge delivery and the learning process. The excitement of MOOCs has revolved around a design for access and scale. It is now time to focus on the design for learning.
CONVERSATION l Shigeru Miyagawa l Open CourseWare and MOOCs: Different Aspirations, Different Strategies l Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. l 203 Butler Library
Shigeru Miyagawa's presented at Conversations on Online Learning, a series of talks sponsored by the University's Office of the Provost and the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL). Shigeru Miyagawa is Professor of Linguistics and Kocho-Manjiro Professor of Japanese Language and Culture at MIT, and Director of Online Education at the University of Tokyo. Dr. Miyagawa spearheaded the MIT OpenCourseWare project.
CONVERSATION l Brian Greene and Claudia Dreifus l World Science U l Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. l 523 Butler
Professor Greene was joined by Claudia Dreifus, a journalist and adjunct professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, who is well known for her interviews for The New York Times with leading figures in world politics and science. Maurice Matiz, acting executive director of the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL), moderated the discussion.
CONVERSATION l Marcia Linn l Innovations in Online Learning l Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. l 203 Butler Library
Marcia C. Linn, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and leading researcher in the use of technology for teaching mathematics and science, spoke at Columbia University. The event is free and open to the public. A video of her presentation, titled "Innovations in Online Education: What Works?," is now available.
In the video, Linn draws on recent research to suggest promising directors for the use of innovative technologies to support effective online education. The talk was part of Conversations on Online Learning, a guest speaker series sponsored by Columbia’s Office of the Provost and the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning.
CONVERSATION l Anant Agarwal l Reinventing Education l Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. l 203 Butler Library
Anant Agarwal, president of edX and a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, visited Columbia on , giving a presentation on how MOOCs and online learning are reinventing education. On the same day, Columbia University announced it had partnered with edX to provideMOOCs taught by Columbia faculty.
His presentation was part of Conversations on Online Learning, a series of talks sponsored by the University's Office of the Provost and the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL). CCNMTL's video team captured Agarwal's presentation, which you can view below.
For more information on the series and videos of past speakers, visit the Conversations on Online Learning website.
CONVERSATION l Al Filreis l On Communitarian Possibilities of MOOCs l January 31, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. l 203 Butler Library
Al Filreis, a University of Pennsylvania English professor identified by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a key tech innovator of 2013, spoke at Columbia University. A video of his presentation, titled "Open Access Humanities, Open Pedagogy: Exploring The Communitarian Possibilities of MOOCs," is now available.
In the video, Filreis shares his experiences teaching a massive, open online version of his Modern & Contemporary American Poetry course via Coursera. The talk was part of Conversations on Online Learning series, a guest speaker series sponsored by Columbia’s Office of the Provost and the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning.
CONVERSATION l Chris Dede l The Future of Digital Learning l Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. l 203 Butler Library
Harvard University's Chris Dede visited Columbia gave a presentation on the future of digital learning in higher education. His presentation was part of Conversations on Online Learning, a series of talks sponsored by the University's Office of the Provost and the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL). CCNMTL's video team captured Dede's presentation, which you can view below.
CONVERSATION l Audrey Watters l Data is the New Oil: MOOCs, Metaphor, and Money l Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. l 203 Butler Library.
Audrey Watters, a leading freelance writer in the education field and author of the blog Hack Education, spoke at Columbia University. Watters' talk, “(Student) Data is the New Oil: MOOCs, Metaphor, and Money,” examines "student data as the new oil" — the metaphor and the money behind education data and learning analytics as seen in MOOCs and other education technologies.
CONVERSATION l Jeffrey Selingo & Candace Thille l Talks on Technology & Higher Ed l Monday, May 8, 2013
Columbia Chief Digital Officer Sree Sreenivasan and the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) sponsored a speaker series at Columbia University featuring innovators in the fields of technology and higher ed. Videos of the two most recent talks - by Jeffrey Selingo, author and editor at large of The Chronicle of Higher Education and Candace Thille, Director of the Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University - are now publicly available.
Selingo's talk, "Tomorrow's College: The Future of Higher Education," discussed how the perfect storm of financial, political, demographic, and technological forces are changing higher education forever. In this talk, Selingo described the college of the future: how students will want to learn, the role of technology, and the risks and opportunities for traditional campuses.
Thille discussed her work with the Open Learning Initiative, a grant-funded group that offers innovative online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach. Founded in 2002, the group’s aim is to create high-quality courses and contribute original research to improve learning and transform higher education.
CONVERSATION l Daphne Koller l The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone l Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. l 203 Butler Library
Daphne Koller, Stanford University professor and co-founder of massively open online course (MOOC) platform Coursera, spoke at Columbia University.
Koller’s talk, “The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone,” discusses how the advent of MOOCs is transforming higher education. Dozens of top universities now offer MOOCs that span a range of topics including computer science, business, medicine, science, humanities, social sciences, and more. Launched in April 2012, Coursera now has over 3 million students, ranging from 10 to 90 years old, of whom 40% are in the developing world. In this talk, Koller reported on this far-reaching experiment in education, including some examples and preliminary analytics. She also discussed how this model can support an improved learning experience for on-campus students, via blended learning, and provide unprecedented access to education to millions of students around the world.