Posted on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 at 4pm
by Andrew Richardson. See more of my posts here.
Like many of our colleagues across the University, here at the Lifelong Learning Centre we are always looking at innovative ways to engage with learners. One area which I am currently involved in is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).
MOOCs offer any learner with internet access free online courses. The University of Leeds is using the FutureLearn platform to launch a series of MOOCs, the first of which ran at the end of 2013.
Having read about MOOCs I was enthused by the idea of making courses freely available in this way. So, when an opportunity to get involved presented itself I was happy to get involved. Along with three colleagues I am currently putting together a MOOC focusing on commercial innovation, how innovations emerge and, how ideas become reality, Innovation the Key to Business Success, which runs for 3 weeks, starting this September.
This is very exciting, but if I’m honest also a bit daunting! Teaching via video is very different from my usual teaching style where I can alter the pace or discussion if necessary. However, I will be available to engage with students online when the course is running and feel the opportunity to open up knowledge to a wider audience more than makes up for the absence of a live tutor.
Categories: Business and Management