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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Coffee Hour with Dr. Jason Hill

The Department of Geography, Environment and Society Coffee Hour will take place on Friday, December 6 at 3:30pm in 445 Blegen Hall. Dr. Jason Hill will give a talk titled "Teaching about Global Food Sustainability: Reflections on the MOOC Model."

The Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, has garnered an extraordinary amount of attention in a few years' time. What are its strengths and what are its weaknesses as a learning experience for both students and faculty? Professor Hill, a renowned scientist working in the field of food, energy, and natural resources systems offers a set of reflections on his experience teaching a MOOC on global food sustainability