MOOCing the Liberal Arts? Technology and Relationship in Liberal Arts Education

The Thirteenth Annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts

February 13 - 15, 2014

 

Overview
Read Select Papers
Watch Keynote Addresses
Photos from the Conference

Full Program
Conversation Format

Speakers
George Siemens
Alexandra Juhasz & Elizabeth Losh

Peter Hadreas

Alexander Astin

Owen Youngman
Barry Bandstra

Participant Resources

Travel & Accommodations

Weather Forecast

Driving & Parking Directions

Shuttle Schedule

     

Conversation Program

Parking for the Conversation is in the Kerr Student Center Lot (P1 on campus map). 

Registration and Session 1 will be in Hieronymous Lounge in Kerrwood Hall (A on campus map).

 

Thursday, February 13
2:00 p.m. Shuttles depart waterfront hotels for campus.
2:30 p.m. Registration outside Kerrwood Hall

3:00 p.m.

      

Plenary Address, Hieronymus Lounge, Open to the Public

What will MOOCs do to Traditional Education?

George Siemens, University of Texas at Arlington
5:00 p.m. Technology and Liberal Arts: What's Happening at your Institution?
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Shuttles return to waterfront hotels.
Friday, February 14
8:30 a.m. Shuttles depart waterfront hotels for campus.
9:00 a.m.

Plenary Address, Hieronymus Lounge, Open to the Public

MOOCs, the Morning After

  Alexandra Juhasz, Pitzer College¬†&¬†Elizabeth Losh, University of California, San Diego
10:45 a.m. Concurrent Session 1
 

Jane Wilson and Telford Work, Westmont College

Flipped R&R:  Using Technology to Add Rigor and Relevance in a Religious Studies Course

Hieronymus Lounge

 

Mark McIntire, Santa Barbara City College

Plato's Massive Open Online Cave?

Kerr Student Center Alumni Gallery

12:00 p.m.

     

Lunch, Founders Room

Students Weigh in on the Digital Revolution
2:00 p.m. Concurrent Session 2
 

Marilyn C. McEntyre, Westmont College

By All Means: Educational Diversity and Discernment of Gifts

Kerr Student Center Alumni Gallery

 

Ken Sterling, UC Santa Barbara

The Intersection between MOOCs and Liberal Arts: Exploring the Benefits for Liberal Arts Colleges

Hieronymus Lounge

3:30 p.m.

     

Plenary Address, Hieronymus Lounge, Open to the Public

The Open Letter to Michael Sandel and Thoughts about Online Teaching

Peter Hadreas, San Jose State University
5:30 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Shuttles return to waterfront hotels.
Saturday, February 15
9:30 a.m. Shuttles depart waterfront hotels for campus.
10:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Coffee

10:30 a.m.

  

Plenary Address, Hieronymus Lounge

To MOOC or not to MOOC the Liberal Arts: Why not Consult the Evidence?

Alexander Astin, University of California, Los Angeles

12:00 p.m.

Lunch and Plenary Address, Founders Room

Studying the Students: Lessons from my Worldwide Classroom

  Owen Youngman, Northwestern University
2:00 p.m.

Plenary Workshop, Hieronymus Lounge

What Would an Online Course Look Like at Your Institution? - Let's Build One and Find Out

  Barry Bandstra, Hope College
3:45 p.m. Shuttles return to waterfront hotels.