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BiographyJ.D. Walker coordinates the research and evaluation team in the Center for Educational Innovation at the University of Minnesota. The mission of the team is to investigate the ways in which digital learning technologies and other innovations are affecting the teaching and learning environment in higher education. Current projects include a longitudinal study of 21st century students and faculty members, a collaborative investigation of the efficacy of new, technology-enhanced learning spaces, and research on the effectiveness of MOOCs. His background is in philosophy, in which he earned a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996, and which he taught as a faculty member at the University of Minnesota - Duluth, The University of Pennsylvania, and Franklin and Marshall College. For more, please see http://academic.umn.edu/provost/directory/walker.html.
In the summer of 2013, faculty members at the University of Minnesota collaborated with staff from the university’s Office of Information Technology and provost’s office to deliver five massive open online courses (MOOCs) using the Coursera platform.
See the 2013 report for a full list of key messages, findings, and supporting data.