Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become a popular avenue for diverse learners to upgrade their knowledge and skills. Instructors who are new to creating MOOCs tend to focus on the use of technology features to mimic their classroom actions. While it is necessary to be aware of the technology affordances, it is more important to focus on the pedagogy of how to use the MOOC features effectively to foster student engagement and learning. Hence MOOC instructors need a set of design principles and guidelines to create a learner-centric MOOC. In this course, we will discuss the Learner-Centric MOOC (LCM) model, and how to apply it to create effective MOOCs.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Teachers, MOOC creatorsPREREQUISITES : NilINDUSTRY SUPPORT : Companies creating online courses. L&D (Training) divisions in companies across various sectors
Week 1 : The LCM modelWeek 2 : Creating LeDsWeek 3 : Creating LbDs and LxTsWeek 4 : LxIs and Orchestration
This is a very-well designed course. I really liked the concept of reflection spot which ensures teaching is not a one way process. Various activities such as the vibrant discussion forum makes this course a highly interactive course.
I highly recommend this course to all those teachers who wish to teach online. Even though the course is about online teaching, it focuses more on the pedagogical aspect - this underlines the fact that no matter what the medium is, the most important part still remains the pedagogy and not the technology!