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At the end of November, Donna Llewellyn (CETL), Mike McCracken (C21U), and Wendy Newstetter (COE) invited the campus community to attend an open meeting to form working groups, known as Mini Innovation Hubs, to address critical questions about the changing landscape of higher education. As a result of that event, seven groups composed of faculty, staff, and students, have been working to define their research questions and to develop approaches to answer them. You are invited to learn about what the Hubs have been doing, ask questions, and perhaps get more involved by joining a Hub.
Lunch will be served, so please register in advance.
Current Mini Hubs and Champions
Dual Use: How can MOOCs be leveraged to improve the in-class experience for GT students? What are the special issues of using a MOOC to flip or blend a course?
Champion: Bonnie Ferri, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Delivery Mechanisms: How can alternative reality technologies be used to enhance learning in MOOCs and on-campus courses?
Champion: Racel Williams, College of Architecture
Physics Labs: How can a physical science lab experience be designed for students in a MOOC or other online learning environment?
Champion: Ed Greco, Physics
Library Support: How can the library provide resources in a MOOC? How can the library facilitate the faculty in finding open access learning resources?
Champions: Lori Critz, Library and Cari Lovins, OIT
Motivation: What are the real issues of keeping students engaged and involved in a MOOC? Which social components of a class are not or cannot be replicated online?
Champion: Al Ferri, Mechanical Engineering
Math Bridge: Can a MOOC environment help Georgia Tech to efficiently and effectively serve incoming students who need a bridge course to ensure success in their first math course?
Champion: Shannon Dobranski, Center for Academic Success
Multidisciplinary: How can an online environment be harnessed to offer a truly multidisciplinary course addressing the challenging issues of today?
Champion: Katja Weber, International Affairs