Archive for June, 2013

What OHSU can learn from MOOCs

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) are all the buzz right now, and the debate over whether students actually learn from a massive course still rage. Although OHSU will likely never offer a MOOC, can we learn anything from one? This Chronicle of Higher Education article highlights the take-aways for “normal” online courses from MOOCs as  described by successful MOOC students: “Clarity and Organization are key” – assignments need to be clearly defined and the course … Read More

Sakai upgrade coming on June 19th: Here’s your sneak peek

We’re pleased to announce that Sakai will undergo its annual upgrade on Wednesday, June 19 from 5 AM to 7 AM Pacific time.  Sakai services will be unavailable during this time.  The latest version brings many improvements — both big and small — including an updated look.  Aside from small bug fixes and feature enhancements, here are a few of the features you’ll discover: A streamlined look that devotes more space for course content Collapsible … Read More