The Online Learning team will guide you through the entire process, from conceiving your MOOC to the delivery of each course session. Below are some factors to help you consider whether you would like to proceed in developing a MOOC, along with links to the proposal templates. Browse our Toolbox to see some of the best practices and resources that are available to you.
- What learning objectives will you have for each topic?
- Who is your target audience?
- What would you like students to get out of the course?
- What content will you cover given a duration of 4-8 weeks?
- How does this platform accomplish those objectives?
- How will you make the learning modular in nature so you can incorporate it into your classroom?
- Have you looked at how other courses meet their objectives?
- Are you able to meet the time commitment required to build an effective course?
- What new teaching methods will you use to make the most of the media available?
- How will you use video that goes beyond the “talking head with PowerPoint?”
- What do you hope to get out of the experience?
- How will you know if you have met your objectives?
Prior To Submitting Your MOOC Proposal:
- Take a look at any competing courses on the MOOC aggregate listing site class-central.org.
Items you will need to include in your MOOC Proposal:
- Proposed course name and description
- Rationale for offering the course online
- Desired course length (4-8 weeks)
- Competitive assessment of similar courses
- Anticipated use of copyrighted materials
- Intended audience
- Teaching methods to be employed in the class
- Use of materials in other (classroom) courses
- How you will measure success
- Summary of teaching experience, awards, CV
- Dean approval
Proposals are accepted on the 1st of every month and the review process takes approximately 30 days from submission.
Please note that most schools have an approval or review process in place for MOOCs that must be completed before a proposal is submitted to Online Learning. Please contact your dean or department chair for more information. Submit proposal and supporting documents (Dean approval email, teaching evaluations, CV) to Online Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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