The Internet, Policy & Politics Conferences

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Special Panel: De-MOOC-ifying Online Learning

Date: Friday 26 September 2014
Time: 10:30-12:00
Room: Lecture Theatre 


Dr Wally Boston, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Public University System

Dr Phil Ice, VP of Research and Development, American Public University System

Dr Karan Powell, Executive Vice President and Provost, American Public University System


Dr Paul Rich, President, Policy Studies Organization (PSO)

In the last few years MOOCs have achieved a great deal of attention in higher education. While addressing the issue of scale, there is much debate over how well they satisfy learning effectiveness, satisfaction, and overall quality. This panel examines online learning through comparing and contrasting the MOOC format with traditional online strategies. The discussion will focus on both quantitative metrics related to learning outcomes and research based, best practices in the literature.