How do I design MOOCs that people actually complete?

The completion rate for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is famously low, and in many cases these courses are neither ‘massive’ nor ‘open’. But nothing attracts the GoodPractice Podcast team like the end of a long-running fad, so we’re kicking off 2019 by asking how learning designers can make sure their MOOCs are relevant and engaging.

Ross Garner and Owen Ferguson are joined by Solera’s Dr Hannah Gore, formerly of The Open University, to discuss.

In this episode you’ll find out about:

  • What MOOCs are
  • The characteristics of a good MOOC 
  • How a data-driven approach can help shape your design

Show notes

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