Creating a MOOC that emphasizes flexibility for students at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Posted on December 5th, 2016

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology has developed a MOOC on using technology for effective teaching. The MOOC, designed for teachers in secondary schools and higher education, includes short lectures, videos, TED talks, readings, blogs, slides, exercises, and short interviews with instructors. Discussion sections are integrated directly below the content and include comments from former students to create a learner community. The MOOC also includes self-administered multiple choice assessments for students to gauge their understanding. For final exams, students submit video reflections/responses to course materials, which professors respond to with video feedback. The feedback is meant to “strengthen relations between students and professors, and is designed to be motivating.”