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Universities experiment with their own MOOCs

Some three years after the first U.S. MOOC was launched to great fanfare, massive open online courses are becoming part of the higher-ed mainstream. Some of the largest Canadian universities are expanding their course offerings and applying the lessons they learn to the benefit of paying, on-campus students.

Published on : 09 Oct 2014

MOOCs and GROOCs on the move

McGill’s initial experiment with Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, has been a success and the first offering, Food for Thought, will be repeated next year.

Published on : 26 Jun 2014

"Food for Thought" Launches Today!

"Food for Thought" launches at exactly noon today! At 12:00 you can log on and watch the first lecture. The course is totally free but you have to register. We now have over 20,000 students registered in 150 countries. https://www.edx.org/course/mcgillx/mcgillx-chem181x-food-thought-1213

Published on : 22 Jan 2014

Online course offers Food for Thought on ever-changing information

What is it like to teach a class of more than 20,000 students? I don’t know, but I’m about to find out. Colleagues David Harpp and Ariel Fenster and I have been selected to offer McGill’s first “massive open online course,” known in the trade as a MOOC.

Published on : 17 Jan 2014