Teaching @ Sydney

June 2013

July Symposium - MOOCs and the student experience of blended learning

As a precursor to this year’s 2013 Teaching Colloquium, a symposium on "Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and the student experience of blended learning” will be held at the University on Monday 8 July, 12 noon – 5pm. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) is hosting the event, which is sponsored by the University of Sydney Association of Professors and the University of Sydney's Sciences and Technologies of Learning research network.

Themes will include the challenges, opportunities and risks created by MOOCs and the student experience of blended learning for research-intensive, campus-based Universities. Key speakers are Professor Diana Laurillard of the London Institute of Education, Professor Peter Goodyear, Australia’s first ARC Laureate in Education and Mr Andrew Norton of the Australian Grattan Institute, along with other speakers who are knowledgeable about the student experience of blended learning and MOOCs in the future of Higher Education in Australia.

The program and more details of the event will be available shortly. Spaces will be limited and an afternoon tea and post-symposium wine and discussion are planned. You can register for the symposium here.

For more details about the symposium, please email Mary-Helen Ward.