Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
http://moocs.wisc.edu/ -- UW-Madison MOOCs
http://edinnovation.wisc.edu/ -- Educational Innovation at UW-Madison
https://www.coursera.org/ -- Coursera
email@example.com -- Educational Innovation at University of Wisconsin-Madison (online contact form at bottom of this page)
firstname.lastname@example.org -- Accessibility for Coursera (general contact page here)
Phone (608) 890-2318 -- Dr. Jeffrey S. Russell, Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning and Dean of Continuing Studies
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), are unique virtual teaching, learning and research experiences that are not for credit, aimed at unlimited participation and available at no cost to learners around the world.
In 2013–14, the University of Wisconsin-Madison launched four pilot MOOCs in partnership with the online education company Coursera. Through videos, discussion forums and learning activities, more than 135,600 participants from around the world have had the opportunity to engage in a University of Wisconsin–Madison learning experience.
Beginning in January 2015*, UW-Madison is launching six new MOOCs in 2015-16. Topics will range from Shakespeare’s dramas and the digital humanities, to understanding Aldo Leopold’s land ethic, to the relationship between climate change, policy and public health. These MOOCs will explore the connections, challenges and tradeoffs that underlie our relationships to the natural world, to one another and to our communities, across our state and around the world.The six courses are:
The Land Ethic Reclaimed: Perceptive Hunting, Aldo Leopold, and Conservation *(launches on January 26)Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes RegionShakespeare in CommunityEnergy and the EarthForests and Humans: From the Midwest to MadagascarClimate Change Policy and Public Health
MOOCs are supported by the university’s Educational Innovation (EI) Initiative, which aims to transform teaching, learning and engagement to inspire students and empower communities.