A Really Scary Idea: A MOOC based on student discussion ?!
Last spring, Harvard Law School Professor Charles Nesson launched a mini-MOOC on EdX called "JuryX". But this was no basic lecture-and-quiz MOOC. This program entailed students logging into a Google UnHangout - a "super lobby" created by MIT Media Lab folks - then breaking out into Google Hangout discussion forums. The point of this experience was for students to begin to understand the concept of "Jury" by actually participating in jury-like small group discussions. How could this work in an online environment? My presentation will answer that question, as well as describe the inception and execution of JuryX - an exciting new concept in online education.