There’s a flash flood rolling through the higher education landscape that is poised to change the traditional post-graduate, higher education delivery system: the emergence of Massive Open Online Courses, or “MOOC”s.

MOOCs are capable of delivering world-class course content from the most prestigious, top-tier universities to students and life-long learners around the globe, and are now being offered as a viable solution to resolve impacted class offerings and student bottlenecks, and moderate skyrocketing tuition costs.  MOOCs embody a pedagogy capable of unleashing the distribution of higher learning to students by the tens of thousands per single class offering across all corners of the world!

Please join the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast the evening of June 12, 2013 for an in-depth discussion of The Emergence of Massive Open Online Courses in Higher Education:  What to “MOOC” of It? featuring the following industry experts (and more TDB):

Melissa_LobleMelissa Loble  – Associate Dean of Distance Learning at the University of California, Irvine Extension, and recognized leader in the fields of instructional technology and education.  Ms. Loble has been creating, leading, managing, and implementing distance learning initiatives for over 15 years.  For the last nine years, she has also taught in Pepperdine University’s Masters in Learning Technologies program (MALT). Her classes have included Technology and Curriculum, Managing Technology for Change, and Mentoring and Team Leadership; Ms. Loble holds Master’s Degrees in Business Administration and Educational Policy from Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Ryan_SweeneyRyan Sweeney – Head of Operations at cielo24 Inc., is an on demand searchable caption provider for media partners in the online education, enterprise and entertainment markets. cielo24 has provided captions on over 10,000 videos for partners like Coursera, Udacity, and more than 80 top tier universities including Stanford and the UC school system. Mr. Sweeney oversees the company’s day-to-day operations as well as account management. Mr. Sweeney is a UCSB alumnus with a background in documentary and commercial filmmaking..

Cameron_SublettCameron Sublett – Doctoral Candidate, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, University of California, Santa Barbara,  and Community College instructor with research experience in human interpersonal communication, rhetoric, political communication and public address – higher education policy with regard to access and equity, distance and massive education.  Mr. Sublett earned his M.A. in Communication Studies from San Diego State University, and B.A. from Westmont College.  His Doctoral dissertation is centered on Education Leadership, Policy and Research Methodology with a focus on distance and massive online education in progress.

This program will be moderator by Richard Tico, Vice President – Commercial Banking, Bank of the West

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Student $15.00
Regular (Online pre-registration only) $30.00
At the Door $40.00
Parking $3.00

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