Another MOOC (Curriculum Design)

October 20, 2012

In my recent Diigo in Education feed, someone had posted about another MOOC that will be taking place. It is being run by the Open University, which for those who may not know is a university where teaching is mainly through correspondence. I studied with the OU and worked through my degree in design whilst working a full time job. Without the OU I know that I wouldn't have been able to complete my degree (and subsequently train to be a teacher), so I am a big fan.

Anyway, back to the MOOC. The name of the course is 'Curriculum Design with OERs' (Open Educational Resources). You can find out more about the course on their website, or on their Cloudworks press release.

It is a 9 week course, starting in early January 2013 and looks like it could be very interesting. I will certainly be signing up, although how much of the course I am able to complete is questionable as it is the busiest time of the year for me (the joys of GCSE controlled assessment).

To quote the press release ” The course aims to

(1) provide a rich open learning experience for teaching and learning professionals

(2) build greater skills and understandings of Curriculum and Learning Design theories and frameworks, with an emphasis on the reuse of OERs

(3) help participants appreciate the need for careful educational crafting of learning experience and associated curriculum structures and

(4) empower participants to become more effective educators and change agents in their own context.”

Sounds intriguing doesn't it?



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