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1 Georgia Tech Steven P. French, Ph.D., FAICP Dean and Professor College of Architecture Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA ACSP Administrators Conference Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio November 16, 2013

2 A Disruptive Technology If you dont believe online education is a disruptive technology, talk to Travel Agents Record Labels Book Publishers Newspapers Magazines Broadcast and soon Cable TV

3 Why Do MOOCs? Reach a Broader Market Enhance Existing Courses Marketing the Institution Reach Practicing Professionals Shorten Time to Graduation Lower Cost of Instruction

4 A Disastrous Start February Georgia Tech Coursera course canceled due to technical flaws Title: Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application 40,000 students Written up in Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed and major blogs Using Google Docs to share materials

5 MS in Computer Science First fully accredited, massive Online Master of Science in Computer Science from Georgia Tech in collaboration with AT&T. Beginning in January 2014, this degree will be offered at an affordable price, and later next Spring individual courses will also be available for students to take for free or for individual certification. Cost of the degree: $6,600

6 Multiple Delivery Platforms Coursera - 8 courses Udacity - 3 courses Various legacy platforms

7 CET+ Task Force Decide what courses to produce Recommend what platforms to use Develop business model

8 Recommendation 1

9 Recommendation 2

10 Recommendation 3

11 Recommendation 4

12 Course Development Provost funding development of 20 new courses Faculty asked to submit proposals Competitive Process $50K per course Faculty committee appointed to select courses to fund

13 Course Offerings Most in Engineering and Computing Intro to Physics – with laboratory exercises Intro to Music Technology – 22K students

14 Conclusions What we do online should enhance education of on campus students We should assess initial courses and learn from them Can be a powerful tool for reaching national and international audiences Business model has not been worked out


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