Leveraging AI Teaching in the Cloud for AI Teaching on Campus

  • Douglas H. Fisher Vanderbilt University


In this column I describe my experience adapting the content and infrastructure from massive, open, online courses (MOOCs) to enhance my courses at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in Vanderbilt University. I begin with my informal, early use of MOOC content, and then move to two deliberatively designed strategies for adapting MOOCs to campus (that is, wrappers and small private online classes [SPOCs]). I describe student reactions, and touch on selected policy and institutional considerations. In the never-ending search for increasing student bang-for-the-buck, I was motivated to increase the bang, rather than reduce the buck, the latter being well above my pay grade. I close with some vision for teaching on campus with resources from the cloud, notably on how it may strengthen community and collaboration in teaching.
How to Cite
Fisher, D. H. (2014). Leveraging AI Teaching in the Cloud for AI Teaching on Campus. AI Magazine, 35(3), 98-100. https://doi.org/10.1609/aimag.v35i3.2546