7.00x Introduction to Biology: A Year Post-MOOC Development, Residential Applications at MIT and the University of Massachusetts, Boston


Friday, June 20, 2014, 2:00pm to 3:00pm


Koch Institute (MIT), 76-359

Dr. Brian White is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. As an MITx Technical Instructor and Curriculum Development Specialist, Dr. Mary Ellen Wiltrout oversees all residential and world-wide bound MITx projects in the Biology Department at MIT. In March 2013, the Department of Biology at MIT offered its first MOOC on edX. Eric Lander put together the core biology team of Drs. Michelle Mischke, Brian White, Mary Ellen Wiltrout, and Graham Walker. In addition to releasing 7.00x Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life on edX, the content from the course has been used in several of the 7.01 courses at MIT and by Dr. White at UMass Boston. Dr. White significantly adapted the content to implement a "flipped classroom" for his introductory biology course. This talk will describe how the content is being used in the courses, show student feedback, and provide some early insights from the data collected. For more information about this group meeting, click here.


Refreshments will be provided.