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Empowering lecturers: How to produce low-cost MOOCs
Loviscach, Jörn · Mulligan, Brian · Uhl, Matthias

PublishedOctober 2015
ConferenceTransforming higher education in the 21st century; Innovating pathways to learning and continuous professional education, Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference
Pages 222-231
PublisherEADTU
CountryGermany, Europe

ABSTRACT
The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference Hosted by FernUniversität in Hagen, 29-30 October 2015

Whereas MOOCs have been praised by many as democratization from the perspective of students, the production of such courses can be regarded as highly elitist. The majority of such courses are created by a tiny number of high-ranked academic institutions worldwide. The reason for this distribution is that the making of a MOOC is a resource-intensive endeavour involving time, money, staff, locations, technical equipment, and expertise. The Erasmus+-funded project LoCoMoTion (Lowering the Cost of MOOC Production) aims to change this by providing concise guidelines on how to realize such a project as economically as possible. Hence, the international project team produced the MOOC “moocs4all”, which teaches just this. This paper introduces techniques that we recommend, shares results from the test run of the moocs4all course that took place from June to August 2015, present lessons learned, and outlines our plans on how to improve the course.

Keywords low-cost production · MOOCs · open pedagogy · patterns · scalability · templates · video production

Published atHagen, Germany
ISSN978-90-79730-17-9
RefereedYes
RightsCopyright © 2016 European Association of Distance Teaching Universities and the authors. All rights reserved.
URLhttps://conference.eadtu.eu/download2414
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