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MOOCs


In 2015, Hamilton joined with Colgate University, Davidson College, and Wellesley College in creating the Liberal Arts Consortium to promote our institutions' exploration of the role of edX and other online platforms and technologies in learning and pedagogy. Below is a review of Hamilton's work to date in the area of massive online open courses (MOOCs).

edX Courses

Ethics of Sports: Do Sports Morally Matter
Instructor: Robert Simon
2016 (archived)

Incarceration's Witnesses: American Prison Writing
Instructor: Doran Larson
2015 (archived)

Jazz: The Music, The Stories, The Players
Instructor: Monk Rowe
2016 (archived)

Spirituality & Sensuality: Sacred Objects in Religious Life
Instructor: S. Brent Plate
2015 (archived)

 

Faculty Reflections

Doran Larson (Professor of Literature and Creative Writing) talks about his experience creating Incarceration's Witnesses: American Prison Writing.
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S. Brent Plate (Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies) talks about his experience creating Spirituality & Sensuality: Sacred Objects in Religious Life
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Production Team Reflections

Forrest Warner (Video Production Specialist) talks about the creative challenges of shooting videos for MOOCs.
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Reid Larson (Research Librarian) talks about documentation and design issues for MOOCs.
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Ted Fondak (Educational Technologist) talks about collaboration, creative uses of the edX platform, and interacting with MOOC students.
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Molly Root (Student Teaching Assistant) talks about her contributions to a MOOC as a Hamilton student.
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Special Events

Monk Rowe's Jazz: The Music, The Stories, The Players

During each of the two times this course has been offered, Monk Rowe hosted a live Jazz concert at the Little Pub that was broadcast to the course's global community of ~7000 enrolled students. Monk led a group with both shifting personnel and grooves through tunes familiar and new. Participants were able to pose questions to Monk and his band and also connect with each other in a live chat. Monk composed a song for each run of the course, the name of which was solicited from and voted on by members of the course, which was played during the concert.

You can watch the recording of the concert via this link.

Here are pictures from the concert, all courtesy of Emily Magruder:

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