[Portfolio] Register for World's First Fashion MOOC!!

Josh Baron Josh.Baron at marist.edu
Thu Feb 27 07:46:47 PST 2014


You may have seen the announcement two weeks ago regarding Marist 
College's launch of the Fashion FOLD at New York Fashion Week and the 
related fashion academic community and MOOCs that will be part of this 
initiative.  Below is information on the first MOOC that we will be 
offering, which will be run on Sakai, starting March 12, 2014.  This is a 
"peer-to-peer" MOOC (also a first as far as we know) which was developed 
by fashion majors at Marist last semester and who will be running it this 
semester (with oversight from our fashion department and faculty).

Please feel free to distribute this far and wide as we'd like to have a 
really MASSIVE turn out! ;-)


Marist College's fashion students have recently launched one of the 
world's first fashion MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) which is now open 
for registration and is free to anyone who is interested in participating! 
 Details on the course and how to register are below.  Please distribute 
this email to anyone or any group you think may be interested.

Future of Fashion MOOC Overview
START DATE: March 12, 2014
LENGTH: 12 weeks (self-paced)

 Developed and administered entirely by students, this 12-module free 
online course will guide participants through the theories of trend 
movement, the history of street fashion, how to spot and contextualize 
important trends and finally, creating a digital "portfolio" of 
street-style observations. A typical module might include a web 
exploration, an image gallery, a brief reading and guiding questions. 
Although they are designed to be completed on a weekly basis, users may 
progress through the sections entirely at their own pace. Once three 
modules have been completed, a quiz will be administered and participants 
will be able to move forward through the next three. Quizzes assess 
completion of course content and can be taken multiple times.

Most importantly, the Future of Fashion MOOC is a fun, fast-moving project 
that will enhance anyone's understanding of fashion, trend, style and 
culture. Take it alone, or with a friend! Check out the student video to 
learn more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVEJzFFXxwU

How to REGISTER for the Future of Fashion MOOC

(1) Go to the Marist Fashion FOLD web site at: http://thefold.marist.edu

(2) Click on Create Account (upper right) and create your free FOLD 

(3) Sign-in to the FOLD and go to the "LEARN" page (

(4) Click on the red "REGISTER" button.

You will receive an email a few days prior to the start date with 
additional information on how to participate.
Joshua Baron
Senior Academic Technology Officer
Marist College
Poughkeepsie, New York  12601
(845) 575-3623 (work)
Twitter: JoshBaron
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