UBC recently announced the development of four new MOOCs. The faculty authors and titles of the MOOCs are:
- Karen Bakker, Professor, Department of Geography – The Global Water Crisis
- Jan Hare, Associate Professor, Department of Language and Literacy Education – Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education
- Edward Slingerland, Professor, Department of Asian Studies – Foundations of Chinese Thought
- Joleen Timko, Managing Director, AFRICAD, Department of Wood Science – Forests, Poverty, and Livelihoods: Current Topics From Across The Developing World
These topics expand the disciplinary base of UBC’s MOOC offerings and highlight UBC’s strategic strength in areas of sustainability, Aboriginal understanding, Asian Studies, and the natural resources sector. Development of these MOOCs will involve a range of people from faculty and centrally positioned units, and it is expected that these new MOOCs will launch in Fall 2014.