Submit a Proposal for New Rosenkranz Fund
All Yale Faculty members interested in participating in the Online Education Initiative at Yale University can download and complete this form (WORD | PDF) to share more about their vision. The new Rosenkranz Fund for Pedagogical Innovation at Yale will accept proposals that will enable Ben Polak to direct resources to faculty in Yale College and the professional schools who wish to use technology in creative ways to enhance their teaching here on this campus or to reach beyond New Haven. Please e-mail the form to YaleOnline.Ed@gmail.com.
Online Education Open Forum
Our last open forum took place Monday, February 24th, when we heard from a number of speakers about online learning initiatives at Yale.
Yale Summer Session Dean, Bill Whobrey, and Online Learning Program Manager, Rich Collins, spoke on the Yale Summer Online program and its recent expansion to include 19 classes online.
Nelleke Van Deusen-School, Director of the Center for Language Study, shared the collaborative arrangement with Cornell and Columbia to share less commonly taught languages, offer several languages that are not otherwise taught on our campuses, via videoconferencing from a partner institution in the CLS Shared Course Initiative.
We heard from two graduate students, Sara Ronis (Yale PhD Candidate in the Department of Judaic Studies) who gave a perspective of online education and its impact on graduate opportunities, and Saad Ansari (Yale Graduate Student in the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs) with an update on a Yale student-led project utilizing online tools to connect students in the mideast.
And Lucas Swineford, Executive Director of the Office of Digital Dissemination & Online Education, gave his early impressions of the ongoing Coursera experiment.
We will have video online of our latest forum shortly, but see videos from our previous presentations Dec. 2, 2013, and Jan. 27, 2014 here:
Yale’s first MOOCs Are Live
Yale began its experiment with Coursera in January with the launch of three massive open online courses, MOOCs, on the Coursera platform: Roman Architecture with Prof. Diana E.E. Kleiner, Moralities of Everyday Life with Prof. Paul Bloom and Constitutional Law with Prof. Akhil Amar. The fourth and final course launched February 17th and features nobelist Professor Bob Shiller on Financial Markets. The courses are live and ongoing, and anyone can sign up at any time to participate.