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Duke's MOOCs: Massive Open Online Courses as Drivers for Change

Are you interested in Duke's MOOCs and its partnership with Coursera? 

Massive Open Online Courses as Drivers for Change by Lynne O'Brien of Duke University, a project briefing session presented at the Coalition for Networked Information's fall 2012 membership meeting, is now available on CNI's two video channels: 




About the presentation:

Since announcing a partnership with Coursera in July 2012, Duke has launched two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and has eight more in development. Spanning humanities, social sciences and science topics, these courses have over 320,000 enrollments as of October 2012. Duke’s goals in experimenting with MOOCs are to drive teaching innovation in both campus-based and online courses, to extend Duke’s commitment to knowledge in service to society, and to expand Duke’s reach and reputation in a global environment.

In this presentation, O'Brien describes how the Coursera partnership has shaped campus discussions about higher education and teaching, and she discusses the impact of MOOCs on library planning and academic technology support. O'Brien also explores the rapidly evolving format of MOOC courses and considers what the implications may be for campus-based courses in the near future.

More videos of other sessions from the fall 2012 CNI meeting are forthcoming. All videos from CNI are available on CNI's video channels:  YouTube ( and Vimeo (