California Finding Success in Massive Online Learning Initiative

April 12, 2013 • Watercooler Talk

“The largest university system in America is aggressively expanding its experimental foray into Massive Online Open Learning (MOOCs), based on an unusually promising pilot course. The California State University system will offer a special “flipped” version of an electrical engineering course at 11 more universities, where students watch online lectures from Harvard and MIT at home, while class time is devoted to hands-on problem solving. A San Jose State University pilot found that the flipped class increased pass rates a whopping 46%, which university President Mohammad Qayoumi believes is enough to move full-steam ahead.


The introductory circuits course comes courtesy of Harvard and MIT’s online course warehouse, edX, a project to provide massive open online course (MOOC) to the public for free.” READ MORE:

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