Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Broadcasting center help Yale profs with MOOCs

September 11, 2015

While it may be challenging to come up with creative lectures for a class of 300 students, some Yale professors this semester have found the space for pedagogical experimentation through online lecture ventures.

Through the University’s partnership with Coursera — a Massive Open Online Course platform led by former University President Richard Levin — seven Yale professors have been able to design their own online lectures, some for the first time, with the guidance of the Yale Broadcast Center and the Office of Digital Dissemination and Online Education. These professors have worked with the center’s producers to experiment with a range of new lecture techniques, an experience which they say has made them better teachers, both online and in the classroom.

“We really work with the faculty members to determine what they would like to do to transfer knowledge effectively,” said Executive Director of the Office of Online Education and Digital Dissemination Lucas Swineford. When faculty members are selected to teach a course exclusively for Coursera, media producers and members of the online education team work with them to decide the material and delivery of the course, he added…

Read the full article by Victor Wang of the Yale Daily News at: http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2015/09/11/broadcasting-center-help-yale-profs-with-moocs/