New MOOC: Getting a grip on mathematical symbolism

There are now just eight weeks to go until Loughborough’s mini-mooc Getting a grip on mathematical symbolism goes live on the Future Learn platform ( and the thousands of students already registered can start the course. The team are working flat out completing the content, developing the e-learning and assessment elements, and adding enhancements intended to make theRead more

A Learning Technology MOOC

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I was recently pointed in the direction of a MOOC / TOOC (Truly Open Online Course) by the University of Saskatchewan entitled ‘Introduction to Learning Technologies’ and have decided to give it a go. The course covers units on tools such as RSS feeds, Twitter, e-Portfolios, Copyright, Wikis and Lecture Capture, to name a few.Read more

Another batch of Futurelearn MOOCs

Another batch of Futurelearn MOOCs has been announced today all of which start in March 2014: Shakespeare and his world from the University of Warwick (starts 3 March) An introduction to physical actor training  from the University of Leeds (starts 10 March) Understanding modern business & organisations  from the University of Strathclyde (starts 10 March) Make an impact:Read more

New Futurelearn MOOCs

Futurelearn have launched a new set of MOOCs this week developed by their partner institutions. The new courses are: Shakespeare’s Hamlet: text, performance and culture – University of Birmingham Preparing for uni – University of East Anglia Good brain, bad brain: Basics  – University of Birmingham Exploring our oceans  – University of Southampton Teaching Computing, Part 1 –Read more

France Universite Numerique

As I tweeted earlier this morning, the French Ministry of Education has launched a new national MOOC platform for France, based on the open-source system from EdX. ‘France Universite Numerique’, if you don’t speak French (and can’t guess!), means ‘France Digital University’. This is in contrast with the UK where for the moment we haveRead more

Futurelearn goes live!

You may have read or heard this morning about the launch of Futurelearn ( ) , the UK’s answer to Coursera, Udacity and other MOOC platforms. If so, you’ll have noted that Loughborough is one of the 21 UK institutions currently involved. So, what exactly does this mean? Futurelearn is offering a range of MOOCs,Read more

MOOCs on BoB

…or, if learning technology acronyms are not your cup of tea, Massive Open Online Courses on Box of Broadcasts. @bufvc_bob has tweeted a link to the last edition of the Radio 4 Zeitgeisters series (requires login) on BoB, in which Will Gompertz meets cultural entrepreneurs shaping our lives. Here Will talks to Daphne Koller and AndrewRead more

Loughborough University joins Futurelearn

The first free, open, online platform for courses from multiple UK universities and other leading higher education institutions has announced a further five partners today (3 May), including Loughborough University and the British Museum. Loughborough and the British Museum join Strathclyde and Glasgow universities, alongside 17 other universities, the British Council and British Library, asRead more