Podcast 127 - How do I design MOOCs that people actually complete?

The completion rate for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is famously low, and in many cases these courses are neither 'massive' nor 'open'.

Written by Ross Garner
Published 11 January 2019
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Podcast 127 - How do I design MOOCs that people actually complete?

How do I design MOOCs that people actually complete?

But nothing attracts the Podcast team like the end of a long-running fad, so we're kicking off 2019 by asking how learning designers can make sure their MOOCs are relevant and engaging.

Ross Garner and Owen Ferguson are joined by Solera's Dr Hannah Gore, formerly of The Open University, to discuss.

In this episode you'll find out about:

  • What MOOCs are
  • The characteristics of a good MOOC
  • How a data-driven approach can help shape your design

Show notes

China's trade success was covered by the Wall Street Journal here: https://www.wsj.com/graphics/china-emergence-of-a-trade-leviathan/

The Chinese village, where many of the residents make Christmas decorations, was covered by The Guardian:https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2014/dec/19/santas-real-workshop-the-town-in-china-that-makes-the-worlds-christmas-decorations

And the top 50 worst passwords of 2019 were revealed at: https://www.teamsid.com/100-worst-passwords-top-50/

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About the author

Ross Garner

Ross Garner

Instructional Design Manager
Ross has been working in L&D for seven years and he heads up the instructional design team at Emerald Works. In 2019 he completed a Masters in Digital Education and was named Learning Technologies’ Learning Designer of the Year. He is also one of the hosts of the GoodPractice Podcast.

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