This article first appeared in The LINK, the online newsletter from the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT). Claire Lamonica, M.A. '83, D.A. '96, regularly shares her observations on student learning, instructional trends, and life in the academy. You can read past installments of “From the director’s desk” at CTLT.IllinoisState.edu/News/Director.
Illinois State University’s learning management system is getting a tune-up. Members of the ReggieNet team will install a major software update starting Monday, March 10. The upgrade improves some behind-the-scenes issues and introduces a number of exciting new features.
Massive open online courses (or MOOCs) have been in the news almost daily since 2011, when two Stanford University professors offered a computer science course online to 160,000 students. Some believe that MOOCs could transform access to higher education worldwide, while others fear MOOCs could also mean the end of brick and mortar universities and their faculties.