Alison Gibbs (Statistics), Jennifer Campbell (DCS), Laurie Harrison (Director of Online Learning Strategies), and Stian Haklev (PhD OISE student working on Open UToronto initiative) submitted the proposal, Beyond and Between “Traditional” MOOCs: Agile and Just-in-Time Learning. The application, awarded $25,000, outlined a study that will compare the use of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as active, instructor-led, open-facilitated courses with their use as archived, self-directed learning resources.
More than 250 applications were submitted, and out of the 25 applications funded, there were 3 accepted from the University of Toronto.
The MOOC Research Initiative (MRI) is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of a set of investments intended to explore the potential of MOOCs to extend access to postsecondary credentials through more personalized, more affordable pathways.
Find more information about the program HERE.