By: J.D. Ross
Jeffrey Stanton, professor and senior associate dean at the School of Information Studies (iSchool), will deliver a free webinar next week on labor costs for the development and delivery of open online courses. The webinar will focus specifically on the logistics and costs associated with planning, administering, and delivering Massively Open Online Courses, or MOOCs.
Sponsored by EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association that promotes the intelligent use of information technology in higher education, the webinar is free to participants at EDUCAUSE member institutions.
Joining Stanton on the webinar is Suzan Harkness, assistant dean for the Learning Resources Division at the University of the District of Columbia.
At the iSchool Stanton organized and delivered Syracuse University’s first MOOC in April 2013 – “A Brief Introduction to Data Science with R.” The MOOC drew interest levels more than three times the number of slots initially reserved for student enrollment. While 500 slots were planned, over 1,700 requests to participate were received. Because of its inaugural nature, the iSchool opened the course to everyone who expressed interest. The MOOC was repeated again later in the year.
In addition to the data science MOOC, the iSchool has also offered a MOOC on new librarianship.
For more information, and to register for the webinar, visit the EDUCAUSE website.