Wednesday, September 9, 2015

McGill U, EdX Partner on MOOC for Groups - Joshua Bolkan, Campus Technology

McGill University is partnering with edX to launch what they institutions are calling a "GROOC," or a massive open online course (MOOC) for groups. The new course, "Social Learning for Social Impact," launches next month and "aims to inspire social change through global collaboration of like-minded people working to create positive, sustainable impact," according to a news release. Features of the GROOC include: A curriculum geared toward group, rather than individual, learning; Ongoing feedback from trained facilitators; Groups formed through a matchmaking process that will pair students according to interests in particular problems or themes; and Social changes themes determined by the students.

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