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Dr. Börner Offering IU's First MOOC

Dr. Katy Borner
Dr. Katy Börner
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The CITL is currently assisting several academic departments in the development of Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs, advancing the IU Online initiative and President McRobbie’s goals of extending Indiana University’s national and international reach.

Dr. Katy Börner, the Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science at the School of Library and Information Science is currently teaching the first IU MOOC, a seven-week course on information visualization. The course includes theoretical and hands-on instructional videos to generate temporal, geospatial, topical and network analyses and visualizations from personal and professional data. The course began on January 22.

Dr. Börner's MOOC was implemented using Google’s Course Builder platform, a new tool Google is developing to support MOOCs through connections to its larger suite of products. The CITL has supported Professor Börner in both technological and pedagogical aspects on the development of this MOOC, working closely with Google’s Course Builder team and with several other IU departments, including IU Counsel, Media Design and Production, the Adaptive Technology and Accessibility Center, and the Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives.

If you are interested in developing a MOOC, please contact us at the CITL. We will be happy to assist you in this process.