Date(s) - 07/05/2019
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
An institution or individual instructor can vastly increase their impact through the creation of a top-notch massive open online course (MOOC). But what’s the best way to approach making such a course? This workshop describes one instructor’s personal experience in creating what is now widely recognised as the world’s largest MOOC: Learning How to Learn: Powerful Mental Tools to Help You Master Tough Subjects. We will cover the key elements behind the making of high quality educational videos for MOOCs, including scripting, filming, editing, the use of metaphor, the importance of motion, the value of neurally encoding key concepts; and why humour is so critically important in online learning.
About the presenter
Prof. Barbara Oakley is a world expert in learning, as well as professor of electrical engineering and Distinguished Professor at Oakland University in the USA. Barbara’s work focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behaviour. She’s published in outlets as varied as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. My research has been described as “revolutionary” in the Wall Street Journal.
Barbara brings her wide range of experience and expertise in online education to this context and hopes to engage the UTS learning and teaching community in rich discussion.
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