University of Rochester

Online Learning at the University of Rochester

Symposium Series

Every fall, the University of Rochester hosts a series of open forums to provide insight and promote dialogue about Online Learning with the community. Videos from prior events are available below.


October 27  - Online Learning Initiatives at New York University – Robert Ubell, Vice Dean  - Online Learning, NYU School of Engineering

November 20 - Beyond the Buzz:  Transforming instruction with the flipped approach – from lecture hall to seminar – Dr. Helaine Marshall, Associate Professor of Education at Long Island University and Board of Directors for the Flipped Learning Network

December 11 - Stories and experiences with Online Learning at the University of Rochester - (Stories and experiences with Online Learning at the University of Rochester – UR Faculty - Dr. Tobie Olsan, Professor of Clinical Nursing; Dr. Christopher Niemiec, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology; Dr. Alicia Van Borssum, Warner School of Education; and UR Students)

All talks are held in LeChase Hall, Genrich-Rusling Room from 12noon - 1pm.


October 21, 2014“Coursera – Vision and Insights”

November 14, 2014“Vision and Directions of Online Learning in Higher Education”  by Dr. Darcy Hardy – Associate Vice President at Blackboard

December 12, 2014 –  “In their own words – online learning experiences from professors and students at the University of Rochester”


October 30, 2013 - Not a Secret Anymore: Online Courses at the University of Rochester!

November 11, 2013 -  Enabling Your Teaching and Your Students’ Learning with Free Online Resources: A Taste of MERLOT

December 12, 2013 - Phelps Colloquium - To MOOC or Not to MOOC?  Opportunities and Perils in Online Teaching


August 27, 2012 - Online Learning: New Frontiers in Education

November 5, 2012 - Open Faculty Forum : Online Education with 2U

December 13, 2012 - Open Faculty Forum: Online Learning Initiatives at Duke University