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Designing a MOOC

What an adventure it has been to be a member of the design team of the EpCop MOOC.

What is a MOOC you ask?  It stands for Massive Open Online Course.  To find out more visit the Learnspace here.

The focus of the course is Eportfolios. We started with a list of questions.  We wanted to address the What, Why, How, Where, So What, Now What and Then What of creating and reflecting in Eportfolios!

The structure of the Course is a game based. Participants will work their way through the Levels completing Missions and Quests and collecting Badges along the way.

We spent a lot of time gathering resources into a kit and creating a glossary.  Then with Coach Carole leading the way we put together the content for the course. Sandra was responsible for the creation of the MOOC Scoop, whilst I put together some podcasts.  Junita had the job of gathering a team of Challenge mentors together to help the participants master the technology
involved in creating an eportfolio.  Carole created a NING network where participants can form groups and discuss aspects of the
course.  Already there is a group for the design team and the Challenge Mentors.

There will also be live sessions weekly in a Virtual Classroom. The introductory session for the MOOC will be on 27th July 2011 at 8:00pm in the Virtual Classroom.  Click this link to join the session.

It is not too late to register online at