MOOCs and beyond: exploring opportunities for Kent

An event to explore opportunities for MOOCs at Kent will take place on Tuesday 10 February in UELT Seminar Room on Canterbury campus.

The ‘K-MOOCs’ Beacon Project aims to explore the feasibility of offering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to showcase and promote expertise, scholarship and research at Kent for a global audience.

MOOCs are online courses with open access; prestigious institutions worldwide have developed MOOCs with providers such as Coursera, edX and FutureLearn. At this event, we will draw on the experience and expertise of leading MOOC providers to explore the potential value of MOOCs for the University and the possible wider impact on our teaching and learning, outreach, and professional development.

Speakers will include W Michael McCracken from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Helena Gillespie from the University of East Anglian, and Amy Woodgate from the University of Edinburgh.

The event takes place from 12.30, starting with a buffet lunch and ending with a drinks reception. For the full programme and further details, and to book your place, please see the UELT News webpages.

Beacon Projects are part of the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The initiative consists of 12 innovative projects which will explore areas where the University might be able to go forward in new and enterprising ways; and help to shape its trajectory over the next 50 years. You can find out more at: