All about MOOCs: Developing and Teaching a MOOC about Global Food Sustainability

Inspiring lecture by Professor Jason Hill

Organised by Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS)

Tue 18 March 2014 16:00 to 18:30

Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, have garnered an extraordinary amount of attention in a few years’ time. They trigger excitement and worries, find followers and strong adversaries. But what are they exactly? What are their strengths and weaknesses as a learning experience for both students and faculty? Professor Hill, who works in the fields of food, energy, and natural resources systems at the University of Minnesota, is currently a guest in Wageningen. He has developed and taught a MOOC titled “Sustainability of Food Systems: A Global Life Cycle Perspective,” which attracted more than 16,000 students from nearly 140 countries! We are very happy that he will share his first-hand knowledge with us and offer his reflections on his experience teaching a MOOC.


This inspiring lecture is open for everyone who is interested to learn about MOOCs.


ORGANISORS: PE&RC Graduate School, WASS Graduate School, Wageningen Education Institute


DATE: 18 March 2014

TIME: 16.00-18.30.

PROGRAMME: The programme includes an introduction by Ulrike Wild, Director Distance Learning, and a talk from Professor Jason Hill and discussion. Drinks will be offered after the discussion.

REGISTRATION: via www.pe-rc.nl/MOOCs.htm. Participation to the event is free of charge.