Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) MOOC: Content, Curriculum, and Collaborative Connectedness

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COIL is proud to have supported the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) MOOC: Content, Curriculum, and Collaborative Connectedness project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.


This project will create, implement, and study the effects of the first Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)-based collaborative MOOC experience. The goal of this project is to partner with music education faculty from across the CIC to create a five-week MOOC learning module, that leverages specific expertise found at each participating institution. Faculty expertise will be highlighted through the creation of artistically based video “talks” from faculty across the CIC that focus on foundational topics of importance to American music teacher preparation (sample of media to be produced). The learning module will be built collaboratively with CIC faculty, and will act as the first five-weeks of introductory music education courses at our CIC partner institutions. The format of this module will allow students and faculty across the CIC to experience the curricular content simultaneously, which may enrich experiences and provide innovative approaches in teaching and learning through cross-university online learning.

The research surrounding this project seeks to explore:

  1. The degree to which students and faculty interact across institutional boundaries within a cross-university experience
  2. The educational experience of participants in the MOOC
  3. The potential advantages and disadvantages of a limited or “walled” MOOC experience


  • Ann Clements, Associate Professor of Music Education, College of Arts and Architecture
  • Keith Bailey, Assistant Dean and Director of eLearning Institute
  • Gary Chinn, Instructional Designer, eLearning Institute
  • Cody Goddhard, Media Production, eLearning Institute


Ann Clements
Associate Professor of Music Education
233 Music Building
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 863-4220

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