Duke Kunshan Library, in conjunction with the Trade Union of Duke Kunshan University, offered a lecture on MOOC | Duke Kunshan University

Duke Kunshan Library, in conjunction with the Trade Union of Duke Kunshan University, offered a lecture on MOOC

On November 20th 2015, Duke Kunshan Library, in conjunction with the Trade Union of Duke Kunshan University, offered a lecture on MOOC (massive online open course). This marked the beginning of DKU MOOC community. MOOC, an increasing trend of learning outside classroom, provides learning resources from global top-universities. Three experienced MOOC users, Olivia Sun, Mengjie Zou and Lipeng Chen attended this workshop as speakers.

“What is MOOC?” The workshop kicked off with Olivia Sun, coordinator of Language and Culture Centre in DKU. Following an interesting video that introduced the history of MOOC, Sun shared some popular MOOC communities with audience. Her introduction included Zhihu, Guokr, and the most important of all, DKU MOOC community. Sun encouraged the audience to expand their knowledge and horizon with the help of MOOC.


Lipeng is sharing his experience on Cousera

Following Sun’s introduction, Chen Lipeng, GLS student, who is also a library student Assistant,  mainly talked about how to use MOOC perfectly. He divided the process of studying MOOC into three parts: before class, in class and after class, which required a careful choice of course, persistent stick to learning schedule and an active participation in course forum. The speaker took his experience as examples, highlighting that “focusing on the process instead of the outcome will push you to learn more.”


Audiences are interested into MOOC

At last, Zou Mengjie, senior library assistant at Duke Kunshan University, gave the audience a very informative demonstration about how to use Coursera. She also covered the topic of life-long learners. Despite Coursera, other websites, such as Duolingo and TED, were included in her talk as well. Finally, Mengjie ended her talk with a famous quotation from Edward Hood, “Our whole life is an education— we are ever learning.”

Click here to download lecture slide.

Author: Lipeng Chen