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Online Educa and workshop on Learning Analytics

Just a few weeks left until our first Lund University Massive open Online Course Introduction to European Business Law open the doors for thousands of learners. We are so excited to meet all the people that have enrolled! The MOOC team at the Faculty of Law are busy building the course right now and I have had a sneak peek – … Läs mer

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LERU e-learning working group meeting and other stuff

Every year the e-learning working group within the LERU (Leading European Research Universities) network convene twice to discuss questions regarding e-learning within our universities. In November the group met up at Edinburgh University for an interesting 1 1/2 day long session, mostly about MOOCs. We had an inspiring and interesting meeting where we, among other things, had the opportunity to listen … Läs mer

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October

Less than three months to course start for two of our three courses at Coursera and things are going according to the time plan. Almost all the video production is finalized for two of the three courses and the teams are now working with assessment tasks and criteria, and collecting content. It is time to start uploading stuff on the platform. … Läs mer

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Interest in MOOCs increasing

These past weeks I have been approached by three-four professors/departments that are interested in learning more about how they can go about start producing MOOCs. This makes me feel like I have a very rewarding job! Teachers have started to see the benefits of learning to teach in an open virtual environment, not only in order to promote their own subject … Läs mer

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Heldagssymposium om svenska MOOCs

Igår deltog jag och mina kollegor Maria Hedberg (CED), Ebba Ossiannilsson (CED) och Lena Landgren (Lunds universitetsbibliotek) i ett heldagsseminarium arrangerat av Chalmers om MOOCs med titeln MOOCs och de svenska universiteten. Ca 80 personer från olika delar av Sverige deltog och lyssnade på intressanta presentationer om MOOCs. Både ett par internationella och några nationella föredragshållare deltog. Vi fick bl a … Läs mer

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Workshop on forum moderation with Tanja from Leiden

For our first workshop for the semester we had invited Tanja de Bie from Leiden University to talk about forum moderation. Tanja has long experience from online communities from the gaming world and was therefore specifically recruited to the Leiden MOOC team to work with the moderators. She has developed a handbook on forum moderation and works very closely with … Läs mer

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First project group meeting and visit from Coursera!

So the blog has not been updated for two weeks – our only excuse is that we have had a lot to do! The big event this week was the visit from Coursera’s chief academic strategist Dr. Vivek Goel, who came to Lund today together with partnership manager Melanie Lei. They are doing a tour of the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and … Läs mer

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Back to work!

So we are back from a lovely sunny summer and ready to start working hard together with the MOOC teams in order to get our three courses up and running in the beginning of next year. Next Monday will be our official ”kick-off” when we will meet with our project team (consisting of representatives from all teams, the librarians, the … Läs mer

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Video lectures workshop no 3

I (Marita) only had a day to recover from jet lag and then I was thrown back into hard MOOC work again. On Monday morning, it was time for our third workshop on video lectures, this time for a team of four teachers from the medical faculty, Benedict Oppong Asamoah, Markus Larsson, Devika Mehra and Becky Nelson. Anna Johansson and … Läs mer

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Our first MOOCs launched!

Last week I was in California with a vice chancellor’s delegation to visit Stanford and Berkeley. Since we were nearby Coursera’s office in Mountain view, me and our contactperson at Coursera, Emma Webb, thought  it would be a good idea to arrange a meeting with the Coursera management and also to plan the launch of our first batch of MOOCs … Läs mer

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