- Yale's ad hoc Committee on Online Education hosted a discussion on the expansion of the school's online offerings at a faculty meeting Thursday.
- In their report--the committee's chairs, psychology professor Paul Bloom and music professor Craig Wright--suggested that the college offer for-credit courses to Yale undergraduates and the public during the academic year, that faculty members should make their course materials available to the public, and that the school should join peers Harvard, Princeton and Stanford in embracing and experimenting with massive open online courses (MOOCs).
- Yale has previously offered 10 online courses during the summers of 2011 and 2012, and Bloom and Wright's report was generally well-received with even the professors who were skeptical of the format remaining mostly supportive of their peers' interest and enthusiasm for it.
From the article:
Nearly every seat in Connecticut Hall was filled at Thursday’s Yale College faculty meeting in which professors discussed expanding Yale’s online presence. At the meeting, the ad hoc Committee on Online Education, chaired by psychology professor Paul Bloom and music professor Craig Wright, presented a report to the faculty that recommended ways in which the University could expand online and allow the public to benefit from Yale’s resources and teaching. ...