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Published: 21 July 2016

MOOC design workshops

An innovative workshop approach to designing MOOCs has been published as an open access document prior to the forthcoming ECTEL conference in Lyon this year.

An innovative workshop approach to designing massive open online courses (MOOCs) has been published as an open access document prior to the forthcoming ECTEL conference in Lyon this year. These workshops build on previous work in learning design and MOOC design patterns.

The aim of these workshops is to aid practitioners in defining and conceptualising educational innovations (predominantly, but not exclusively MOOCs) which are based on an empathic user-centered view of the target learners and teachers.

In this paper, we share the main principles, patterns and resources of our workshops and present some initial results for their effectiveness.

The back of these workshops follows the success of the MOOC design pattern project (Warburton & Mor, 2015) where we turned our attention to the effective support of practitioners wishing to design and produce a new MOOC.

Building on the LDS methodology, we designed a workshop format that leads participants through a rapid cycle of design inquiry of learning, with a clear empathic mindset, rooted in a vision of the learners, their values, needs and constraints.

Download the full article ‘MOOC design workshop: Educational innovation with empathy and intent’. [PDF] 

References

Warburton, S., Mor, Y. A set of patterns for the structured design of MOOCs. Open Learn. J. Open Distance e-Learning 30(3), 1–15 (2015)

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