Began in July 2012 when Google offered the course Power Searching with Google 155,000 registered students attended Over 20,000 finished the course Afterwards Google allowed open access to the technology Course builder technology allows education on a global level
Open source code base used with Google’s App Engine Instructional Designers use Course Builder to create online learning platforms Free open source project Can be used for high schools, universities, or a short how-to courses.
Python free open source programming language App Engine platform for developing and hosting web applications Course Builder sample application
Create course material online Track student engagement web traffic surveys Evaluate student performance Live teaching option with Google+ hangouts
All work, thoughts and instructions are shared and critiqued by all participants Students can choose from a variety of assignments MOOCs are typically free for all Universities can implements MOOCs for low cost People who participate in MOOCs do not have to be enrolled at the college Flexibility – students can attend whenever they have time.
Students may have difficulty self regulating learning Lack of in person socialization Very little interaction with course instructor (unless student is actually enrolled at the school)
Course builder is presently used by Indiana University UC San DiegoThe following universities use MOOCS Stanford University Harvard University University of Michigan
Course Builder is still in beta Every course designed is an app To use course builder, you must have some technical skills