IT’S NOT AS EQUAL AS IT SEEMS While the cost per credit hour is comparable, ge=ing an online degree saves on many of the expenses that are inherent within a traditional degree such as gas, room and board, textbooks, and many more.
interactionFosters more among students and instructors student-centered Enables teaching approaches Discussion Boards extend the boundaries of the classroom to 24/7 eLearning can accommodate diﬀerent learning styles More student-‐‑to-‐‑student and faculty-‐‑to-‐‑student communication Self-‐‑paced learning modules allow students to work at their own pace 24/7 accessibility to course materials Just-‐‑in-‐‑time methods to assess and evaluate student progress Encourages students to take responsibility for their learning
Who is teachingonline or blended courses at Fordham ?
Graduate School of Religion & Religious Education Fr. Anthony Ciorra
Graduate School of Social Services Master of Social Work Program Ranked #1 Online MSW Program by BestSchools.org Nationally ranked #11 by U.S. News & World Report in social work
What exactly is a MOOC ?
The mind is not a vessel to be ﬁlled but a ﬁre to be kindled ~Plutarch
Other trends of note…
#etmooc is a ‘Connectivist’ MOOC (‘cMOOC) that is designed around a few key principles: The course is developed with a weak ‘centre’. While etmooc.org will provide a level of aggregation, detail, and direction, the majority of interactions are likely to occur within groups & networks, facilitated through various online spaces & services. Participants are strongly encouraged to develop their own reﬂective, learning spaces. We’re hoping that every learner in #etmooc creates and maintains their own blog for continuous reﬂection, creativity, and resource sharing. Sharing and network participation are essential for the success of all learners in #etmooc. Thus, we’ll be needing you to share your knowledge, to support and encourage others, and to participate in meaningful conversations. Together, we”ll make #etmooc a valuable learning experience for all participants.
If we teach today the way we were taught yesterday we aren’t preparing students for today or tomorrow. ~ John Dewey