K-MOOCs Beacon Project event

Recordings of the K-MOOCs Beacon Project special event, ‘MOOCs and beyond: Exploring the opportunities for Kent’ are available for University staff on KentPlayer – see the K-MOOCs website for details or, if preferred, click on a direct link to the KentPlayer recordings.

The event was held on Tuesday 10 February  at the Unit for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning to explore the potential value of MOOCs for the University of Kent and the possible wider impact, drawing on the experience and expertise of leading MOOC providers.

A capacity audience enjoyed excellent and thought-provoking presentations from our external speakers – W Michael McCracken (Georgia Institute of Technology), Helena Gillespie (University of East Anglia), and Amy Woodgate (University of Edinburgh) – alongside the background and latest updates on our own K-MOOCs project from Mark O’Connor (UELT) and Simon Thompson (School of Computing). Following the presentations, we held a lively and enlightening panel discussion and Q&A session.

Picture shows panel members at the event (from left: W Michael McCracken, Helena Gillespie, Amy Woodgate and Simon Thompson).