Creating and Running an Open Online Course

This course is running at WCPT Congress in Singapore on 1st May 2015.

If you would like to join the next course please find more information here.

Course Type - Open, Online
Course Facilitators - Michael Rowe, Tony Lowe, Rachael Lowe
Institution - University of Western Cape, South Africa and Physiopedia
About this course - This course will take place as a face to face course at WCPT Congress in Singapore on 1st May 2015.  Find more information here.
Who can take part - Anyone
Date - 1st May 2014
Time commitment - a morning
Requirements - You will be required to contribute to the group activities and discussion.
Assessment - There is no assessment for this course.
Awards - Completion certificate.

Online spaces[edit | edit source]

This course will be run (partially) as an open line course. It's a bit meta, we know. The idea is that by participating in an open online space during the course, you will not only learn about these kinds of course but will also get a sense of what it is like to be a part of one. To this end we would like to encourage you to have a look at the following online spaces that we will use:

  • The course Twitter stream. Share your thoughts, questions and comments during the session, using the hashtag #wcptooc.
  • Online workspace at Google Drive. This is a public document for collaborative note taking during the session. We encourage you to work here, either as individuals or in your groups, in order to get a feeling for what it is like to work online in a public space.

Course Pages[edit | edit source]

Aim[edit | edit source]

The aim of this course is to introduce participants to open online courses. By the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the major concepts incorporated in the idea of Open Online Courses.
  • Design a short course, from conception through to implementation.
  • Address some of the misconceptions around online, distance and open courses.

Initial reading[edit | edit source]