[ASC-list] [Vic] MOOCs in the pub - October 16

Dyani Lewis dyanilewis at gmail.com
Mon Sep 23 11:45:41 UTC 2013

Save the date of October 16 for MOOCs in the pub

Massive Online Open Courses – or MOOCs – are the new kids on the block in
higher education. Universities are opening their virtual classrooms to
students and knowledge enthusiasts across the globe with these rapidly
multiplying, interactive subjects.

Join the Victorian branch of Australian Science Communicators for a panel
discussion that will delve into the inner workings of MOOCs and the open
education movement.

   - How are MOOCs different to traditional courses?
   - How are MOOCs changing science education?
   - How can scientists and science communicators reach new audiences using
   - How can anyone deal with 10,000 students at a time?

Speakers so far:

*Dr Marnie Blewitt*, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

*Dr Kylie Greig*, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Discussion to be moderated by Dr Dyani Lewis, freelance science journalist,
followed by Q&A. Grab a bite to eat during the discussion, or stick around
for dinner after.

When: Wednesday 16 October, 6 pm mingle for a 6:30 pm start

Where: Castle Hotel, 56 Courtney St, North Melbourne

Cost: $5; meals and bar food at pub prices

Tickets: Purchase tickets from Eventbrite, or at the door


*Dyani Lewis*, PhD
Freelance science writer and broadcaster
p: +61 405 182 678
e: dyanilewis at gmail.com
w: www.dyanilewis.com
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