Rosemary Evans, Principal, University of Toronto Schools (UTS)
Christopher Federico, Program Director, Problem-based Learning UTS and Instructor, I-Think Program, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Dr. Hedieh Najafi, Researcher, University of Toronto
The webinar will focus on a study conducted during the fall of the 2013- 2014 academic year. We investigated how high school students taking a university preparatory economics course would engage with learning and assessment components of a Behavioral Economics MOOC offered on the edX platform that was integrated into their school-based course. This MOOC was considered to be a university level learning experience.
This research is relevant for those concerned with the role of “reach ahead” or dual credit learning opportunities for secondary school students and in particular the impact on college/university readiness. MOOC’s can provide enhanced equity of access for students to reach ahead, pre university learning opportunities and accelerated pathways through postsecondary education. Determining the mode of delivery: MOOC alone or through a blended model, will be the focus of this webinar.