Hi, my name is Lisa and I am in the middle of the MSEDIT program at WOU. I finished my bachelor’s degree in Social Science from Portland State University in March of 2012. My professional experience has been in human resources and academic affairs.
When I first heard about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) last year, I was really excited and decided I wanted to create one. I have an old computer I turned into a server and I downloaded moodle and google course builder (open source learning platforms), and that’s as far as I got. I taught myself a little bit of the programming language Phython (needed to set up course-builder on a server), but writing papers for grad school got in the way of actually creating a MOOC course.
Last quarter for a class project in Big Thinkers, my classmates and I wrote a book about MOOCs. I am excited to devote my time in this class toward creating a MOOC course. 8 months ago