Coursera and the Future of Free Massive Open Online Courses (2013-2014)

This project team prepared and implemented two Coursera courses in introductory chemistry and statistics, developing modules, investigating alternative means of conveying information and probing the future of online education through research.

Timing

2013-2014

Team Outcomes

Understanding the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Student Experience: An Examination of Attitudes, Motivations, and Barriers (Heather B. Shapiro, Clara H. Lee, Noelle E. Wyman Roth, Kun Li, Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel, Dorian A. Canelas. 2017. Computers & Education 110:35-50)

Denise K. Comer, Charlotte Clark, Dorian Canelas. “Writing to Learn and Learning to Write Across the Disciplines: Peer-to-Peer Writing in Introductory-Level MOOCs.” 2014. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning 15(5):26-82.

Dorian Canelas and Denise Comer, Writing to Learn and Learning to Write Across the Disciplines: Peer-to-Peet Writing in Introductory-Level MOOCs ($25,000 grant awarded from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 2013)

See related team, Coursera and the Future of Free Massive Open Online Courses (2014-2015).

Team Leaders

  • Dorian Canelas, Arts & Sciences-Chemistry
  • Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel, Arts & Sciences-Statistical Science

/undergraduate Team Members

  • Maria Carvajal, Chemistry (AB)
  • Brittany Cohen
  • Florian Craan
  • Clara Lee, Chemistry (BS)
  • Gabrielle Levac, Statistical Science (BS)
  • Shucao Mo
  • Heather Shapiro, Computer Science (BS), Statistical Science (BS2)
  • William Trautman
  • Anthony Weishampel, Statistical Science (BS)