Mathematics in the time of MOOCs

February 6 to February 8, 2014

at the

American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, California

organized by

Petra Bonfert-Taylor, John Chadam, and Jim Fowler

Original Announcement

This workshop will discuss best practices and resources for creating online mathematics content for MOOCs and devise strategies for building an online mechanism for sharing these ideas. At present there is a great deal of optimism, as well as concern, within the mathematics community about the growing presence of MOOCs. The workshop will provide a venue for those who are creating or planning to create MOOCs in mathematics to plan future courses, integrate course content, share course data, share technical, conceptual and assessment ideas, and review content. The overarching goal is to accelerate and optimize MOOC content creation. This is the first in what we hope will be a series of workshops.

Specifically, the main topics for the workshop are: