Open MOOCs with the Open Education Consortium

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The MOOC frenzy of a couple years ago has slowed down but the idea of sharing knowledge globally paired with the ability to earn inexpensive completion certificates still resonates. The Open Education community has clarified the definition of “open” in Massive Open Online Course to mean courses featuring open educational resources (OER) that can be re-used freely by learners and educators alike. In this webinar, you will get to hear about OER-based MOOC courses developed by Open Education Consortium members:  Tufts University and Scottsdale Community College.

Tufts University offered the first in a 2-part MOOC series: The Biology of Water and Health last fall on the edX platform. The course examines critical water-related issues through a global and interdisciplinary lens focusing on the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene to maternal and child nutrition and growth, and encourages participants to explore social, economic, and behavioral dimensions. Hear how Part 1 of the course was developed, opportunities for learner interactions, and the learner outcomes from the first offering of the course.   Plans for Part 2 will also be shared and how it will differ based on the experiences of Part 1.

A Scottsdale Community College English instructor developed an open MOOC on the Canvas platform to help other faculty find and develop OER materials for Composition and Rhetoric to use in their teaching.   Hear how the course helps faculty to understand open licenses and develop their own high-quality OER materials to lower costs for their students and expand access.


  • Haejung Chung, Instructional Designer, Tufts University
  • Matthew Bloom, English faculty, Scottsdale Community College, AZ

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Contributed by: Una Daly

Date and Time: Mar 10, 2015 17:00
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