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Caltech Perspectives on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
5:00 PM - 6:10 PM
Location: Annenberg 105


It's difficult to open a newspaper or higher education publication these days without reading about new developments in Massively Open Online Courses, or MOOCs. During this joint seminar, sponsored by CPET and Teaching & Learning Programs, Caltech Faculty and TAs who have taught MOOCs will discuss their experiences, including insights about pros and cons, how teaching differs, and perspectives on the future of MOOCs. 



  • Antonio Rangel, Professor of Economics and Neuroscience. Instructor of Winter 2013 MOOC, "Principles of Economics for Scientists."
  • Henry Lester, Bren Professor of Biology and Executive Officer for Neurobiology. Instructor of December-January MOOC, "Drugs and the Brain."
  • Yaser Abu-Mostafa, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Instructor of MOOC offered four times in 2012-13, "Learning from Data."
  • Ryan Trainor, Ph.D. Student in Astrophysics. Teaching Assistant of Winter 2013 MOOC, "Galaxies and Cosmology," taught by Professor George Djorgovski.

​Light refreshments will be served at 5:00 PM; the seminar begins promplty at 5:15 PM.

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