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40 Tips for running an Open Online Course or MOOC from those who have experienced them

posted Sep 21, 2012, 7:13 AM by Simon Cross   [ updated Sep 21, 2012, 7:14 AM by Yishay Mor ]

As part of the design phase of the MOOC we have been running a survey to help us learn more about previous experiences of MOOCs. So far, thirty-five responses have received been received (which cover 50 separate experiences of 25 different MOOCs) in addition to comments from those who have yet to take a MOOC. This represents a really interesting dataset and thanks to everyone who has responded so far.

In the survey we asked people about what they had liked and disliked about the MOOCs they had been involved with, what the MOOC did well and not so well, how the issues they had encountered could be resolved and what advice they would give to others planning a MOOC. These responses have been reviewed and presented as a series of tips in a blog post by Simon: 40 Tips for running an Open Online Course or MOOC from those who have experienced them. Each tip based directly on one or more pieces of advice, suggestions or experiences reported by the survey respondents.

If you would like to add your experiences to those already contributed, please visit the MOOCs experience survey. This survey represents the first stage in a broader schedule of monitoring and evaluation for the MOOC, watch out for further reporting over the next six months. Simon

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