Dr. Beth Simon
Principal Teaching and Learning Specialist on the Course Success team, Coursera
Faculty member of UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering
Venue & Time: CPD 2.75, 20 May 2015 12:45pm – 2:00pm


Why create a MOOC in a science or engineering topic – and once you’ve decided to take the plunge, how do you set your course up to be successful on Coursera? Dr. Beth Simon will share her recommendations based on her experience both as a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and as Coursera’s Principal Teaching and Learning Specialist. In this workshop, we will discuss faculty experiences of creating courses in science and engineering subjects on Coursera, including faculty goals and motivations as well as practical advice and best practices for course design and implementation.

About the speaker

Dr. Beth Simon is the Principal Teaching and Learning Specialist on the Course Success team of Coursera. Beth is also a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego where she specialized in teaching large classes and improving learning with student-centered learning environments and educational technology. She also worked with faculty implementing hybrid/flipped classes using Peer Instruction as Director of UCSD’s Center for Teaching Development. In 2007-2008, Beth served as Science Teaching and Learning Fellow with Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman’s Science Education Initiative at the University of British Columbia.

See also: Asian e-Table on 18 & 19 May