In my spare time earlier this year, I did a couple of xMOOCs. Yes I know, “Howard get a life!” I was interested to learn about songwriting and after a Google search discovered songwriting courses from Coursera and FutureLearn were starting concurrently. This presented me with a good opportunity to learn a bit more widely and at the same time … Read More
Ben Stranieri and I have been looking at how an introductory MOOC could be shaped from his current logistics in fashion and textiles course. The course is the associate degree in Global Logistics (from 2017 the title will be Global Impacts: Fashion Merchandise). http://www1.rmit.edu.au/courses/044998 . After initial interest from Ben we were given permission to scope the possibilities. RMIT School … Read More
RMIT recently launched a new Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) partnership (as my colleague Howard previously wrote about on this blog). Academic staff within DSC are now developing two MOOCs for FutureLearn, the UK-based platform launched by Open Universities in 2013, and I am very fortunate to be the educational developer on these two projects. MOOCs are a sort of celebrity in … Read More
FutureLearn has arrived at RMIT. Two subject areas, one in the School of Media and Communications and one in Global Urban and Social Studies, have been selected for the first two MOOCs. The first is appropriately, Design Futures with Jeremy Yuille and Marius Foley, which evokes and includes as part of the design learning, the William Gibson quote: “The future is already here, it’s just not very evenly distributed”.