Panels and Discussions
Educational Support for Teachers at Times of Need: Key Factors for Creating Engaging Online Courses
Although MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) are in essence standalone courses, they can be used for many more things than just a random online course. You can start using your existing MOOCs in new, creative ways in your own education and when designing a new MOOC take the different uses and target audiences into account. In this process, the quality of the online course and its materials is of course always the prime concern.In this session we will share with you our approach and lessons learned, and want to hear from you past experiences, future ideas or existing challenges.
KU Leuven, Belgium
Annelies Calmeyn is a member of the KU Leuven MOOC-team, training and guiding teachers in the creation of MOOCs. After being a researcher in ecology, she produced her own MOOC on tropical soil science, gaining personal experience with all aspects of the development of a MOOC. Now she combines this experience with a passion for science communication and education to support course teams in their MOOC-journey. At the same time, she also works as an educational software consultant within the ICTS-department of the KU Leuven.