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The MOOC Moment
Thursday, May 30, 2013 1:00:00 PM CDT - 2:00:00 PM CDT
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have become the talk of academe, with many colleges and universities debating whether they should start them or join one of the consortia offering the courses. Inside Higher Ed's recent survey of college and university presidents found that these leaders see MOOCs more as a threat to their business models than as an improvement for academe. Faculty responses range from fear for their jobs, to cynicism, to enthusiasm, to inspiration. MOOCs have prompted poetry, ad hominem attacks, calls for new college songs, multiple opinion pieces and countless comments on the Inside Higher Ed site. 

Join editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman as they review the history, frame the context, and look to the future of MOOCs in a free webinar on Thursday, May 30, at 2 p.m. Eastern. 

The webinar will consist of a 30-minute presentation and a 30-minute question period. There is no conference call required for this event -- the entire presentation, including audio, is delivered via the web. This event will be captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing by SpeechText Access. 

Read up before you join the conversation. Download a free copy of “The MOOC Moment” -- our free booklet of forward-looking articles and essays about MOOCs, with enthusiasts and skeptics alike examining curricular and financial issues at http://www.insidehighered.com/content/editorial-booklets

The MOOC Moment booklet and webinar are made possible in part by the generous financial support of Academic Partnerships. Your registration information will be shared with the company.


Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman
Scott Jaschik, editor, Inside Higher Ed, has been published in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and Salon. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Doug Lederman, editor, Inside Higher Ed, has been published in The New York Times, USA Today, the Nieman Foundation Journal, and The Christian Science Monitor. Doug was managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education from 19

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