Tuesday, May 28, 2013

So how do you teach 140K people in 150 countries in 8 months? I would like to find out.

That's me all dressed up and ready for the show.  I have used Second Life (on-line virtual world) in the past and curious how a different application might work as an instructor | trainer | facilitator.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC): A view from the digital trenches, Prof. Kevin Werbach, Wharton, Thursday, May 30, noon -1.00 pm ET

Consider yourself invited, details below. 

 I suggest you click the link below soonest to get your avatar dressed out and familiar with the keyboard controls to move and gesture.  While I was doing this I met a professor  from Canada who was taking a preview and we chatted for a few minutes. 

Professor Kevin Werbach taught a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) about “Gamification” to more than 140,000 people from 150 countries, reaching more students in eight months than all of his colleagues combined throughout the 130 year history of the Wharton Business School. 

The first session of his gamification course had some of the highest rates of engagement and completion of any offering on the Coursera MOOC platform, generating more than 2 million video views and nearly 20,000 forum posts. Professor Werbach will describe how he designed his gamification MOOC, share some of the engagement data and lead a conversation about the future of MOOCs. 

Werbach served on the Obama Administration's Presidential Transition Team, and later was an expert advisor to both the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Commerce. A pioneer in the emerging field of gamification, he was voted Wharton's first Iron Prof for his presentation, "All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in World of Warcraft,” and he co-authored  the book “For the Win.”

To learn more about Prof Werback click here to watch his YouTube video.

The meeting is held in the 3D virtual world of AvayaLive Engage, just click on this link to join the meeting, no registration needed.

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