Wesleyan MOOCs Topic of Academic (Technology) Roundtable

On Oct. 29, the Academic (Technology) Roundtable (A(t)R) focused on Wesleyan’s Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), from design to implementation. A(t)R lunches are designed to promote conversation, cooperation and the sharing of information, ideas and resources among faculty members, librarians, graduate students and staff. Speakers included, at left, Dan Mercier, instructional design director for the Center for Pedagogical Innovation, and Jennifer Rose, professor of the practice and research professor of psychology. Rose spoke about the Data Science Fundamentals course on Coursera being taught by herself and Lisa Dierker, professor of psychology, director of pilot programs for the Center for Pedagogical Innovation. The Data Analysis and Interpretation Specialization takes students from data novice to data analyst in four project-based courses. Classes began Oct. 26. Students will learn how to apply basic data science…

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