Experiential online development for educators: the example of the Carpe Diem MOOC

Gilly Salmon, Janet Gregory, Kulari Lokuge Dona, Bella Ross

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We report on educators' experiences of a massive open online course (MOOC) focused on the Carpe Diem learning design process. The MOOC was developed in‐house using Blackboard CourseSites by a university innovation and development unit, Learning Transformations, at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. We report on a study of MOOC participants' experiences. Conclusions include illumination of MOOCs' value as professional development opportunities that can provide an authentic relevant experience for educators, as well as promote new skills in learning design and delivery for their own teaching. We propose that participation in relevant MOOCs may provide appropriate professional development for academics, and additionally encourage them to develop their teaching practices.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)542-556
Number of pages15
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2015
Externally publishedYes

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