Useful Genetics as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Rosie Redfield (Zoology)
Our final supper series event for the term will feature Rosie Redfield discussing her MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), Useful Genetics, which recently began a new session through Coursera. From Rosie: "I'll talk about the instructor-side view of a MOOC: Why create one (or not), how to do it, support from UBC, how interactions with students are the same and different, using MOOC material in a UBC class. I'll also push the revolutionary idea that what we teach should be genuinely useful to our students - that maximizing utility beyond academia should be an important goal in its own right, not just because it promotes learning."