Educational Technology

October 22, 2018

Career Path Intervention — Via a MOOC

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

by Mark Lieberman, Inside Higher Ed

Sharon Belden Castonguay, director of Wesleyan University’s Gorden Career Center, often sees students confused about what to pursue after graduation, and later dissatisfied with their early jobs. In 2013, she introduced an intensive one-week face-to-face workshop on the subject, but it proved “difficult to scale” and was available only to current students, not alumni who might have already strayed down a path that doesn’t work for them. In May, Castonguay launched on the Coursera platform a massive open online course entitled Career Decisions: From Insight to Impact. The course is still a work in progress, and the extent of its potential impact has yet to be determined. According to Castonguay, early signs suggest students like the course and feel they’re benefiting from it.

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