What do the elite, early adopter universities hope to achieve and learn by becoming involved with MOOCs?
Deke Kassabian is Vice President for Information Services & Technology and Chief Information Officer at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include information technology planning and strategy development for higher education in areas including IT Infrastructure, IT Governance, IT Policy, Open and Online Education Resources, and aligning IT with mission. Deke has been a frequent speaker at Internet2 and Educause conferences on topics ranging from network design and security on high performance networks to the use of virtual worlds in education. He holds a B.Sc. in Computational Mathematics from Long Island University, an M.Sc. in Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Rochester, and an Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania with dissertation research involving Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). He also teaches graduate and undergraduate college courses in distributed systems and networking protocols.