What is Davidson Now?
Davidson Now is a free, online learning series that aims to share the expertise of the Davidson College faculty and staff with the world through technology on topics that are particularly timely.
Davidson Now include high-quality video segments that address these timely subjects. The courses will also be built around moderated online discussion and reflection to build a community around the course material.
What is the impetus for Davidson Now?
Davidson Now is an extension of Davidson College’s partnership with edX. In addition to hosting full college courses on edX, Davidson College has also developed Davidson Next, a series of free online modules developed in partnership with the College Board and edX to help high school students master the most challenging concepts of select AP® courses.
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How were these modules developed?
Davidson College political science professors Susan Roberts and Andrew O’Geen led the design of the course, selecting material and experts. The video modules were shot on campus and remotely in October 2016.
How is Davidson Now unique?
Davidson Now is the first of its kind on edX. Generally speaking, most full-course MOOCs require months of production. The first Davidson Now course was conceived, produced and deployed in approximately three weeks. Davidson College capitalized on the expertise it developed during Davidson Next production to build a flexible, nimble process that would allow the college to participate in civil discourse in near-real time.
Who can access this course and how much does it cost to participate?
Davidson Now is available nationwide for free on the edX platform.
What’s next for Davidson Now?
The topic for the next Davidson Now course has not been decided. We hope to roll it out in Q1 2017.
Where can I find more information on Davidson Now?
To enroll, please visit http://bit.ly/Davidson_Now today. To learn more, please visit davidsonnow.davidson.edu or email Davidson Now project lead Sundi Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @DavidsonNow on Twitter for more info as well.