Do you want to develop a MOOC?

Following the successful launch of our first courses on FutureLearn funding has now been made available to help develop up to three MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – over the next year. We are holding a special elearning forum at UELT on Thursday 18th May 12.00-1.30pm, UELT Seminar Room to share our experience and reflections on our first courses, and invite proposals for courses to be developed.


At this event we will provide an overview of the project and our work so far with FutureLearn, explain the process for proposing a MOOC, and clarify the commitment expected from any successful proposer. UELT will provide advice and support as required to those wishing to write proposals, which are to be submitted in June.


The available funding will cover the costs of media production and teaching assistants, while academic time and expertise will be provided by Schools/Centres and project management by UELT. There is also some limited funding to help Schools/Centres in enabling academic staff to contribute.​


If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, or just want to learn more about our MOOCs project, please book your place on the elearning forum by emailing or contact Dr Mark O’Connor (Distance Learning Technologist),m.a.o’


In the meantime, you may be interested in our latest two courses:

The Science of Endurance Training and Performance

“The Science of Endurance Training and Performance” explores the science behind effective training methods, effective nutritional and psychological preparation to support training/competition, and maintenance of a healthy and injury free experience. The course began on 24th April 2017.

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in taking up an endurance sport or who is training for an endurance challenge ahead. It will also be relevant to athletes, coaches and sport scientists, as well as prospective sports science students. No previous experience is necessary.


Understanding Autism

Does autism exist? This is the big question we’ll be exploring on “Understanding Autism”. Autism was first identified over 70 years ago yet many myths exist about its causes and there are plenty of ‘armchair’ theories. The course begins on 1st May 2017.

You don’t need any prior experience or qualifications to do this course. It will be of particular interest to practitioners in the field of autism, healthcare workers, people on the autism spectrum, and parents or carers.

The image for this course is “Colours” by Connor Sparrowhawk. We are grateful to Connor’s mother Sara who has kindly agreed for the image to be used. Find out more about Connor’s story at (#JusticeforLB)

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