Wednesday, 12 March 2014

FW: Places still available: Massive Open Online Courses in the Arts and Humanities - 25th April 2014


Massive Open Online Courses in the Arts and Humanities: Opportunities, Challenges and Implications Across UK Higher Education

Register and further details:

University of Central Lancashire, Preston


The HEA workshop will examine the opportunities and challenges presented by new forms of online learning arising from the debate about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Addressing the Arts and Humanities, the workshop will consider key aspects of the discussion through a combination of invited speakers and audience participation.

Featured Speakers include:

One of the most important questions facing new forms of online learning is whether they are compatible with the Arts and Humanities. Courses in these areas are least represented in MOOC platforms and this may be a result of pedagogical styles which are more suited to smaller groups and personal forms of teaching and learning.  The workshop is open to participants from all disciplines in the Arts and Humanities and aims to develop their knowledge in the following areas:

  • The historical context of online learning
  • Scalability and quality assurance
  • Pedagogy
  • Accreditation
  • Future implications of MOOCs in the Arts and Humanities





Dr Michael Thomas BA (Hons) M.Ed. MBA Ph.D. FHEA
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
United Kingdom
T: +44 (0) 1772 893148
Skype: mthomas69

Project Coordinator/Principal Investigator:
EU FP7 CAMELOT Project (2013-2015)
Faculty Affiliate:
Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University (2013-2014)
Series Editor:
Digital Education & Learning (Palgrave)
Series Editor
Advances in Digital Language Learning & Teaching (Bloomsbury)


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