New Faculty Forum video published

New Faculty Forum video published

On March 11, 2013, the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning and the Graduate School of Education co-hosted the second Faculty Forum event of the winter quarter. Faculty Forum events are designed to help Stanford faculty assess opportunities and resources available for online and blended learning.

The March 11 Faculty Forum focused on the course design and development experiences of two Stanford faculty who taught both a flipped course and a MOOC during the fall 2012 quarter. These professors were:

  • Professor Bruce Clemens, Walter B. Rheingold Professor in the School of Engineering, who taught a course on Solar Cells, Fuel Cells, and Batteries on Class2Go
  • Professor Kristin Sainani, Clinical Assistant Professor with Health Research and Policy in the School of Medicine, who taught a course on Writing in the Sciences on Coursera

We had numerous requests to capture the event for people who had scheduling conflicts. We have embedded the video below. We encourage you to watch and share your questions and feedback in the Comments section of this blog post.

Amy’s video highlights:

  • Professor Clemens breaks down the composition of students in his Stanford course (3:42)
  • Professor Clemens shows a picture of his in-class poster sessions for students (7:37)
  • Professor Clemens crashes his bike on video, shows off his sense of humor (9:13) and student reaction to his humor (22:56)
  • Professor Sainani shows an example of how she encouraged students to practice editing skills in her video (16:20)
  • Professor Sainani shows a screenshot of video interviews from her course (16:50)
  • Professor Sainani previews video teasers for her spring Statistics course (19:28)
  • Professor Clemens describes the “amazing amount of learning that went on” in his flipped class (25:50)
  • Professor Sainani describes the exciting student-student interactions in her flipped class (27:25)
  • Professor Clemens states, “I’m not doing this as a labor saving device. I’m doing it to try to offer a better class.” (55:06)

Did you miss the first Faculty Forum of winter quarter? Check out the video here:

Written by Amy Collier, director for technology and teaching, Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning