Wesleyan MOOCs Topic of Academic (Technology) Roundtable
On Oct. 29, the Academic (Technology) Roundtable (A(t)R) focused on Wesleyan’s Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), from design to implementation. A(t)R lunches are designed to promote conversation, cooperation and the sharing of information, ideas and resources among faculty members, librarians, graduate students and staff.
Speakers included, at left, Dan Mercier, instructional design director for the Center for Pedagogical Innovation, and Jennifer Rose, professor of the practice and research professor of psychology.
Rose spoke about the Data Science Fundamentals course on Coursera being taught by herself and Lisa Dierker, professor of psychology, director of pilot programs for the Center for Pedagogical Innovation. The Data Analysis and Interpretation Specialization takes students from data novice to data analyst in four project-based courses. Classes began Oct. 26. Students will learn how to apply basic data science tools and techniques, including data visualization, regression modeling, and machine learning. In the final Capstone Project, students will use real data to address an important issue in society, and report their findings in a professional-quality report.
Jennifer Curran, director of continuing studies and Graduate Liberal Studies, comments on the MOOC discussion. The event was supported by the Center for Faculty Career Development. (Photos by Will Barr ’18)
View all Wesleyan MOOCs, offered through Coursera, online here. For more information on the Data Science Fundamentals course, see this past News @ Wesleyan story.