Coursera founder joins professors at UBC to discuss open, online courses


Event  Teaching, Learning and the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course): A panel discussion with UBC faculty and Coursera founder Daphne Koller

Date  Friday, May 31

Time  8:30 – 11am (Panel start: 9 am)

Location  Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Victoria Learning Theatre, Room 182
1961 East Mall

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Daphne Koller, one of the founders of Coursera, will come to UBC to join professors and senior administrators in a panel to share the University’s experience with its pilot Coursera courses and discuss the broader impact of MOOCs on teaching and learning.

Last fall, UBC announced an agreement with US-based company Coursera to offer free, online, non-credit courses to a worldwide audience. Founded in 2011 by Koller and fellow Stanford University professor Andrew Ng, Coursera aims to transform teaching and learning through MOOCs.

This panel discussion will be hosted by UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology as part of the 2013 CTLT Institute.                     

Panel participants:

Daphne Koller

Professor of computer science at Stanford University and co-founder of Coursera

Kevin Leyton-Brown, Computer Science

Rosemary Redfield, Zoology

Gregor Kiczales, Computer Science

Introductory remarks: David Farrar, Provost and Vice President Academic

Closing Remarks: Angela Redish, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice President, Enrolment and Academic Facilities

Moderator: Simon Peacock, Dean, Faculty of Science

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