University System of Maryland MOOC study

by Frederick News Post

In the coming years, students and faculty may be facing some evolutionary changes in the way colleges and universities routinely conduct courses. While this would surely be a slow and deliberate process, it’s already getting started in Maryland. The nonprofit research group Ithaka S+R has chosen the University System of Maryland to participate in a pilot program funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. A recent Baltimore Sun story reported that, according to Ithaka’s Deanna Marcum, her group chose to study USM “because state education leaders had already been working on redesigning courses to incorporate more online material and showed ‘a general receptivity to trying new things.’”

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/opinion/display_editorial.htm?StoryID=145158#.UOSSs2_AdwI

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