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Institute of Humanities and Global Cultures Presents: GabFest MOOCS

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On November 8, 2013, the Graduate Advisory Board of the Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures (IHGC) will be coordinating a collaborative conference entitled GABFest MOOCS. This event will be structured as a series of roundtable discussions, bringing together U.Va. faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students across the humanities to discuss how the emergence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) affects the present and futures of students, the classroom, and the university. Has the explosion of these new course formats radically altered our conception of more traditional forms of teaching? What happens to the relationship between teachers and students when courses go online? What sorts of students take these courses, anyway? And who gets left out of the technological revolution? Each panel session will be framed briefly by a few invited discussion leaders before opening the conversation to everyone involved for the majority of the panel session.

For more info, please visit the IHGC Website (link), or contact Brandon Walsh.