Massive Open Online Course Provides Free Education and Problem-Based Learning

Apr 5, 2013


A massive open online course, or a MOOC for short, has come to the USU campus: or rather, to the entire world.

The MOOC USU is offering is ITLS 5245/6245, Interactive Multimedia Production. The graduate-level class is being taken by hundreds of students and non-students in the U.S. and other countries across the globe.

The MOOC is not for credit and is completely free, but this could pose problems for the course in the future.  Andrew Walker of the instructional technology and learning science department at USU is the instructor for the MOOC.

Eric is from Las Vegas, Nevada and studies broadcast journalism at Utah State. In joining the Utah Public Radio family, he has now delved into each of the "Big Three" of journalism: print, television and radio. His dream is to someday live and report the news in Chicago, Illinois (or wherever his career takes him.) In addition to reporting for UPR, Eric is the copy editor at the Utah Statesman and contributes to Aggie TV News.