Dartmouth is expanding its digital learning offerings in partnership with Coursera, an online learning platform.
Teachers and staff from the campus – Tyre School of Engineering, Arthur El Irving Institute for Energy and Community, Tach Business School and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences – are organizing six non-credit Darthmus-Course courses. A variety of topics, from energy equity to web development.
“Dartmouth’s partnership with Coursera is a new way for our faculty to expand their knowledge to a wider audience and for teachers and staff to try new teaching and learning methods that will benefit the classroom in person,” says Temporary. Provost David Cotz ’86
The first program, Energy Justice Justice, will launch an independent course in December, entitled Enhancing the Future of More Fair Energy. The interdisciplinary course is a collaboration between the Irving Institute and the Department of Arts and Sciences and covers perspectives in a variety of fields, including anthropology, history, and environmental and political science. It aims to encourage students to take action. Participation in the course is free; Optional to receive graduate reviews to receive a Certificate of Completion from Coursera is available for a fee.
Digital Transformation — Course at the Taylor Engineering School, provides skills in managing organizational change in the developing digital world — beginning January 17. During this six-month, four-course program, students enroll in groups and receive a Certificate of Completion. Registration is now open; The deadline for registration is January 10. There is a fee to register.
The purpose of all our online programs is to enhance your college education.
Joshua Kim, Director of Online Programs and Strategy
Later in 2022, Dartmouth-Coursera launches a series of four-course non-certified special programs — through a monthly subscription fee through Coursera – for students to attend at their own pace. These include Full Stack Web Development, the collaboration between the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Digital Applied Learning and Innovation (DALI) Laboratory, and three faculty programs presented by Took Faculty: “Strategic Leadership Impact, Change and Decision for Work and Life.” “Go to the market and celebrate strategic choices for the success of your new product” and “strategic innovation.
Partnership with Coursera is the latest digital learning sphere for Dar es Salaam, says Joshua Kim, director of online programs and strategies. A.D. In 2015, Dartmouth launched its first open, online course in conjunction with the edX platform, and to date has worked on more than a dozen free, non-credit DartmouthX courses online, on topics ranging from environmental science and communication. Neuroscience and Philosophy for Italian Opera and John Milton Poetry.
As the institution expands to other platforms, Darthmus’ relationship with edX continues. Corsera, which has about 80 million users worldwide, has promised to expand access to Dartmouth, Kim said. But while the programs help to make teachers’ knowledge accessible to a wider audience, there are also significant benefits for students and teachers on campus.
“The goal of all of our online programs is to improve education at Dartmouth,” says Kim.
The faculty is working with a team of educators from the Information, Technology and Consulting (ITC) and Darthmus Center for the Advancement of Learning – Learning and Technology Technology Science, said Erin Desilva on a temporary basis. Director of Digital Education and Innovation at ITC. “As faculty develops content online or in an asynchronous environment, it changes the way they teach.”
Dessilva says the development of online learning strategies with edX and Darthmus mixed-learning master’s degree programs over the past decade has helped force the CV-19 epidemic to transform Dartmouth into a one-night stand.
“We know how to think about student engagement in the epidemic online. We know how to think about student engagement – how students interact with the content of the course, with the teacher, and with each other,” she said. “Here are three things the faculty must explain to their students in order for their distance classes to succeed.”
Similarly, Desilva has encouraged faculty and teaching designers to develop new ways of evaluating student learning — from designing customized group projects to integrating individual reflections into the course work.
Desilva Coursera sees it as a way to keep innovating. “I’m very excited about what we can learn from this partnership,” she said.