Making MOOCs on a budget is the title of the MOOC we are organizing within the #moocs4all project. It is hosted at the edX system at TU Delft. Registration is now open and may be made at the course’s page.
This 5-week course will show interested participants how to build a MOOC at affordable costs. It covers content creation and content sourcing from the web, assessment at large scale through the use of quizzes and peer assignments, communication between learners and course design. In addition to serving the needs of the individual course developer it will also address how institutions can provide services to academics at reasonable costs. To finish the course it will look at the issue of awarding credit for achievement in MOOCs.
Satisfactory completion of the course will take between 4 and 6 hours per week and a certificate of accomplishment will be awarded to those who achieve a significant grade in the course quizzes and a number of assignments. On completion of the course participants will be welcome to access the materials, tutors and classmates for a period of six months as a support in building their own MOOCs.
This course is being delivered by our #moocs4all team, from five European higher education institutions with significant experience in content development, online distance learning and MOOCs. Not only will we be providing students with knowledge and advice drawn from their own research and experiences, we will be creating the opportunity for participants to share their experiences and add more knowledge to the course.
This course is for all with an interest in making MOOCs, specifically in an efficient way. Some experience in making online courses will be helpful although we will point you to resources to start from scratch.