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MOOC for Credit

The CyberLab is currently exploring the design and development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) using Course Networking. A goal of the CyberLab’s work in developing MOOCs is to explore the methods required for successful completion of MOOC courses that can be transferred to for-credit courses. CyberLab staff utilizes its expertise in instructional design and knowledge of online pedagogies to ensure the success of these MOOCs. Some MOOC courses in the process of current explorations include:

Music for the Listener taught by Darrell Bailey:

Anticipated Start Date: May 8, 2013

About the course:

developed by Professor Darrell Bailey, this 6-week course covers the classical music of western civilization from 600 AD to the present and includes movie music, popular music, jazz, and world music. Designed for the casual music learner as well as the more seasoned music "aficionado", the MOOC course hopes to also include a "for credit" conversion option. Students would potentially be able to enter and complete the course at any time and have the option to apply a portion of their MOOC class work toward receiving formal IUPUI course credit. Videos, posts, reflections, live and online concert opportunities, and many other learning opportunities make this a full-featured online course delivering a rich fabric of the musical experience.

Course introductory video:

Gaza 2050 A Visioning Exercise taught by Ian McIntosh:

Start Date: Feb 26, 2013

About the course: Gaza 2050, a visioning exercise, provides an opportunity for students to envision an ideal future for the Gaza Strip and the strategies for achieving that vision. This class, which is being offered to students at Gaza University, is also free and open to the general public. All those who have signed on to this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) course can fully participate in the lectures, readings, and post reflections.