Hey, Weren't You in the Front Row? How MOOCs Help Me, My Students, and Northwestern
November 3, 2014: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
A presentation on "Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs)" by Owen R. Youngman, Professor of Digital Media Strategy, Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University
Humphrey Forum, University of Minnesota
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Ave. South
The Twin Cities Alumni Network (TCAN) hosts a reception with appetizers and a presentation by Owen R. Youngman on MOOCs. A little more than a year ago, Medill professor Owen Youngman, the Knight Chair in digital media strategy, began teaching the first of Northwestern's "massively open online courses" or MOOCs. Nearly 100,000 people signed up for the first two sessions, and session 3 is currently underway; Prof. Youngman will present highlights of his research to date. Come decide whether you agree that, under the right circumstances, the aims of higher education can be accomplished even when the classroom is both as big as the globe and as small as a tabletop.
6:30 PM-7:00 PM: Reception with appetizers