I will be joining Michael Goudzwaard of Dartmouth University (formerly of Keene State College) to present on our experience teaching the first MOOC (massive online open source course) out of New Hampshire. Our talk, "Insider/Outsider Dilemma: Mixing MOOC with Campus Online Course" will cover our experience using a collaborative team approach (Professor, Instructional Designer, Student Assistant) in producing an online class that mixed our own KSC students with others from around the world. In addition to presenting some data on interactions between our KSC students and those enrolling for free via the MOOC, I will try to generate discussion about a few ideas, including:
1. The use of a collaborative team that acknowledges the role of teacher, designer, and student assistant in producing a MOOC.
2. Creating opportunities for college campus students to engage with "interested others" from around the world.
3. The importance of "injecting one's own style and character" in to a classroom.
4. The mix of free open source materials and lectures with locally generated material.
5. Creating high quality MOOC hybrid courses at a very low cost.
6. Possibilities for specialty MOOC programs (tMOOCs) such as our "E-Autism MOOC"
7. Being wary of equating online and face-t0-face education (e.g., role of social capital)