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701 MOOCs as a Catalyst for Institution-wide Improvement and Excellence

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, October 31


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Learning professionals have a number of difficult goals to achieve relative to the creation and management of online learning. We need to ensure consistent quality, visual identity, and education outcomes of effective learning objects that are reusable between programs and delivery methods. As many challenges as we face, sometimes the solution itself presents its own new set of issues. In the case of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, massive open online courses (MOOCs) were both a challenge and a solution.

In this session you will explore how the MOOC creation process served as a catalyst for the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing to improve course quality and production standards and promote innovative teaching. You will discover how the process of creating and deploying MOOCs can help teams focus attention on keys issues. You will learn how this process led to institution-wide changes in the way the school conducts all of its eLearning activities. You will leave this session with an understanding of both the changes possible when attempting to build and implement MOOCs, as well as methods for structuring the MOOC-building experience to maximize opportunities for organizational growth and improvement.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How MOOCs can be a catalyst for improving eLearning across multiple online learning paradigms
  • How to improve production and use of eLearning components across platforms based on MOOC best practices
  • How to promote best practices that can be embraced by the institution, encouraging compliance
  • How to develop workflows to ensure consistent application of branding and copyright review in the production of eLearning

Novice and intermediate managers and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
MOOCs (Coursera), self-paced module (Storyline), online courses (Blackboard), video production (green screen/Vimeo), presentation tools (PowerPoint/Keynote).

Robert Kearns

Instructional Design Manager

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Robert Kearns is the instructional design (ID) manager for the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Robert has over 10 years of experience in eLearning, customer relationship management, and higher education in both the public and private sector. As the ID manager for the School of Nursing, he manages a team of instructional designers and technologists working with faculty, staff, students, IT managers, and academic leadership to provide design, training, and support for the school’s online and technology-enabled classes. Robert also leads the School of Nursing’s MOOC initiative on the Coursera platform.

Nathan Poole

Instructional Designer

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Nathan Poole is an instructional designer at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. He has helped pioneer the school’s self-paced online module development program, now available as part of the School of Nursing Professional Programs. Nathan regularly partners with other members of the university and Johns Hopkins Hospital to develop interprofessional education modules and training. With more than 10 years of experience in education and technology, Nathan specializes in the employment of backwards design, high-quality assessment, learning styles, and learner differentiation.

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