Using MOOCs to Reinvigorate Software Engineering Education

in Events, MOOCs, News, on-campus innovation
January 24th, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2013 / 3:00 – 5:00pm
111 Cummington Mall, MCS-180, Hariri Institute Seminar Room

Armando Fox,¬†Professor in the UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department and Faculty Advisor to UCB MOOCLab,¬†discusses how the¬†confluence of cloud computing and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have improved both the effectiveness and the reach of UC Berkeley’s undergraduate software engineering course. Despite recent hand-wringing about MOOCs destroying higher education, Fox believes that appropriate use of MOOC technology can improve on-campus pedagogy; increase student throughput while raising course quality; and reinvigorate faculty teaching.

 

Co-sponsored by BU Digital Learning Initiative and Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering.

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