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"Georgetown is incredibly rich in bioethics expertise. …the team was constructed of people who are both deeply immersed in bioethics and excited about the pedagogical challenges of teaching it in an entirely new way. We’re thrilled to have a chance to show the world why Georgetown is such an interesting place to do bioethics."

MOOC professor and core team member Karen Stohr, April 2014

have you dropped a pin yet?

As of this posting, there are 2581 markers from 180 countries on our interactive MOOC map. The last marker was placed 2 minutes ago on Belgrade, Serbia.

Have you dropped a pin yet?

This week in “we tried it at home”, MOOC participants kingsonbaba (Arowolo Olufemi), oghenesola (Emore Oluwasola Omotayo), & emore (Vincent Erhire Emore) share their small group discussion from SRM University in Tamil Nadu, India.
According to Arowolo, the group shared views about the positive and negative effects of patient autonomy, especially when there are external factors influencing patient choice.What did YOU try at home this week?

This week in “we tried it at home”, MOOC participants kingsonbaba (Arowolo Olufemi), oghenesola (Emore Oluwasola Omotayo), & emore (Vincent Erhire Emore) share their small group discussion from SRM University in Tamil Nadu, India.

According to Arowolo, the group shared views about the positive and negative effects of patient autonomy, especially when there are external factors influencing patient choice.

What did YOU try at home this week?

"The MOOC is an entirely different kind of thing than a regular course. Each of those letters in front of “course” (M-O-O) adds a new layer to it—the fact that it’s massive, the fact that it’s open, and the fact that it’s online. That means that in the end, it’s not much like one of our existing courses. But that’s just fine! We’re not trying to replicate the classroom experience; we’re experimenting with something entirely new."

Professor Karen Stohr, on our own dear PHLX101-01 course

Celebrating MOOC launch with Georgetown Cupcakes and lots of interactive map monitoring. An proud day for Georgetown and a day of bleary-eyed excitement for team MOOC. Thanks for being along for the ride. (:

Celebrating MOOC launch with Georgetown Cupcakes and lots of interactive map monitoring. An proud day for Georgetown and a day of bleary-eyed excitement for team MOOC. Thanks for being along for the ride. (:

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week-by-week overview.
Check our our weekly faculty–topic pairings: two topics per week x six weeks = twelve amazing lectures from our all-star faculty team!
#cantwait

week-by-week overview.

Check our our weekly faculty–topic pairings: two topics per week x six weeks twelve amazing lectures from our all-star faculty team!

#cantwait

WE ARE LIVE!

WE ARE LIVE!

"We’ll take issues like abortion, food ethics and climate justice and give people an introduction to what the controversy is, but then do what we are calling ‘deep dives’ on some critical distinctions and concepts that oftentimes get lost in the heat of debate."

KIE director Maggie Little outlines what students can expect in our online bioethics course, in this article on the Georgetown university website.

SNEAK PEEK!
Click to take a peek our course syllabus, which gives a full course overview and introduction to the edX platform.

SNEAK PEEK!

Click to take a peek our course syllabus, which gives a full course overview and introduction to the edX platform.

An eerie quiet has descended over the KIE with 24 hours to go. Is this the calm before the storm, or just calm?

An eerie quiet has descended over the KIE with 24 hours to go. Is this the calm before the storm, or just calm?

"Personal interaction with students is the most rewarding part of being a professor. But working on the MOOC has pushed me to think differently about my teaching strategies, to focus more on the student’s perspective on the classroom experience. And that’s valuable for me in my traditional classes."

MOOC team member and course faculty professor Karen Stohr explains some unexpected side benefits to designing a massive, open, online course in this article in the Georgetown Voice

43 hours to go. The core team is in the MOOC war room with our beta testing armies on standby. Getting ready to march!

43 hours to go. The core team is in the MOOC war room with our beta testing armies on standby. Getting ready to march!

Not to get all valedictory on you — those fireworks you see below LAUNCH might turn out to represent cataclysm rather than celebration; only the 15th will tell — but it’s been a long road to get where we are, and we can’t help pausing to honor the path behind us as well as what lies ahead.

Not to get all valedictory on you — those fireworks you see below LAUNCH might turn out to represent cataclysm rather than celebration; only the 15th will tell — but it’s been a long road to get where we are, and we can’t help pausing to honor the path behind us as well as what lies ahead.

67 hours ‘til launch, and the sun is bright in DC.
The birds are singing, the trees are blooming, and the Georgetown campus is alive with students playing frisbee and studying on the green.
Even dedicated MOOC teams need a break sometimes. We’re making sure to spend some time playing in the sun!

67 hours ‘til launch, and the sun is bright in DC.

The birds are singing, the trees are blooming, and the Georgetown campus is alive with students playing frisbee and studying on the green.

Even dedicated MOOC teams need a break sometimes. We’re making sure to spend some time playing in the sun!