312 Scaling Down Lessons Learned from a MOOC

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Wednesday, November 16

Emerging Tech


MOOCs are growing in use in public and private sectors, taking on different forms and providing diverse experiences. The approaches are relatively new, and there is still much to learn. Have you ever wondered whether your organization could benefit from lessons learned designing and facilitating a massive open online course (MOOC)? The answer is: Yes, it can. The data and experiences obtained from a course of thousands can be applied in many different ways.

Though your audience may not be massive, in this session you will learn to scale down the essential elements of an engaging MOOC to be relevant for your organization. You will leave this session with practical tips based on experience. Whether you are a subject matter expert, an instructional designer, or someone who manages learning programs, there is much to learn about how MOOCs can be a valuable addition to your organizational learning strategy.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to design interactions between participants that add value
  • How to evaluate what you can include in a MOOC design and what you cannot
  • How to examine the results of a specific learning strategy
  • How to construct techniques you can apply to your own programs

Novice, intermediate, and advanced designers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
A MOOC designed and delivered on the Coursera platform.

Stephanie Eskins-Gleason

President and Senior Learning and Knowledge Exchange Specialist

e3 Strategies

Stephanie Eskins-Gleason, the president of and a senior learning and knowledge exchange specialist with e3 Strategies, has over 25 years of experience managing distance learning initiatives for diverse international audiences. Her ability to learn new information, synthesize it, and create engaging learning experiences has been demonstrated with clients as diverse as the Smithsonian Institution, the World Bank Group, and the US Department of Defense. Stephanie applies these skills to deliver award-winning products that engage participants and produce enduring results.

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