Thursday, 11 July 2013

Fwd: Webinar on MOOCs with Andrew Ng (Coursera) + August online conference


"The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone - MOOCs"

GMT 10PM, 6 August 2013 [8AM, 7 Aug Eastern Australia]


In 2011, Stanford University offered three online courses, which anyone in the world could enroll in and take for free. Together, these three courses had enrollments of around 350,000 students, making this one of the largest experiments in online education ever performed. Since the beginning of 2012, we have transitioned this effort into a new venture, Coursera, a social entrepreneurship company whose mission is to make high-quality education accessible to everyone by allowing the best universities to offer courses to everyone around the world, for free. Coursera classes provide a real course experience to students, including video content, interactive exercises with meaningful feedback, using both auto-grading and peer-grading, and a rich peer-to-peer interaction around the course materials. Currently, Coursera has 62 university partners, and over 2.8 million students enrolled in its over 200 courses. These courses span a range of topics including computer science, business, medicine, science, humanities, social sciences, and more. In this talk, I'll report on this far-reaching experiment in education, and why we believe this model can provide both an improved classroom experience for our on-campus students, via a flipped classroom model, as well as a meaningful learning experience for the millions of students around the world who would otherwise never have access to education of this quality.


Presenter: Andrew Ng (Stanford University, USA & founder Coursera)


Hosted by: Professor Geoffrey Crisp (RMIT University, Australia) and Dr Mathew Hillier (Teaching and Educational Development Institute, University of Queensland, Australia).


Further session details, time zone conversion and RSVP instructions at




August joint online conference: eAssessment Scotland & Transforming Assessment join forces!


The joint online conference from 19 to 30 August 2013 will feature over 20 free online sessions exploring the latest research and innovations in e-assessment.


The first six online sessions to be released feature presenters showcasing national projects from across Australia.


•  20 Aug 2013 Challenges and Opportunities Associated with Implementing eMarking Workflows in a University Setting

•  21 Aug 2013 Assessment-as-learning: introducing the Conversation Sim

•  22 Aug 2013 Issues and challenges with assessment in Stand Alone Moodle

•  27 Aug 2013 Using narratives to assessment free exploration in 3D spaces

•  28 Aug 2013 Assessing algebra concepts - the potentials and limitations of online delivery

•  30 Aug 2013 Learning analytics: a bottom-up approach to enhancing and evaluating students' online learning


All sessions listed above start GMT 07:00AM [5PM Eastern Australia]


Full session details, time zone conversion and RSVP instructions at




Previous session recording now available:

"Towards a framework for games and simulations in STEM subject assessments" held 10 July 2013.

View it via




Further information:

These webinars are part of a series of free events covering a range of e-assessment topics.

Further information on this and future events, recordings of past events, project information and participation/technical help on using the virtual classroom system can be found on our website at



Support for this activity has been provided by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching, RMIT University and the Teaching and Educational Development Institute, University of Queensland. The views expressed in this publication/activity do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsoring institutions.


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