Designing effective MOOCs

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Next week I am taking part in a symposium entitled ‘Design issues and participation in MOOCs’ along with Pambos Vrasidas and George Veletsianos, at the ‘Internationalization, Cross-Border Education and E-Learning Conference‘, which is taking place in Nicosia, Cyprus on 4 – 5th June. The symposium will explore three main questions:

  1.  What are the key design elements of successful MOOCs?
  2. What is it like to learn in Massive Open Online Courses?
  3. What are the challenges and possibilities offered by MOOCs?

As part of this I have prepared a positional paper on ‘Designing effective MOOCs’. This is available on slideshare, comments welcome!