The project

Lisbeth Frølunde and Bojana Romic identified the need to perform a small-scale feasibility study in order to map out and determine the best MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) specifically for the Narrative Seeds project. The primary goal is to make an overview of available MOOCs as input into further design process with four European youth media partners in Narrative Seeds (in spring 2015), leading up to a subsequent reapplication for ‘Narrative Seeds’ in 2015. Recommendations about MOOCs would also apply in line with traditions of critically exploring the pedagogical use of a variety of technologies, materials and approaches at RUC.

The objectives of the feasibility study on MOOCs are:

  • Locating RUC’s position, roles and needs in regard to producing and hosting a MOOC.
  • Determining the most suitable MOOC for RUC (and Narrative Seeds partners) (e.g. Coursera, edX, Udacity…)
  • Considering the practical challenges (such as hosting, cost, producing instructional content, copyright, type of contracts, etc.)