Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) SIG

Fiona Harvey at altc

Remit of the SIG

  1. To enable people whose work relates to MOOCs to compare notes and share experiences.
  2. To provide a broader forum for the discussion of MOOC­-related, for example:
    • quality assurance and enhancement;
    • the impact of MOOCs on teaching and learning, and on strategic developments in campus­based institutions.


The SIG is deliberately not seeking to define what is (or is not) a MOOC but rather will encourage participants to share notes and compare experiences across a wide range of “MOOC like" activities. Similarly "people whose work relates to MOOCs" is defined broadly to include:

  • teaching in a MOOC;
  • authenticating MOOCs in the business and education communities;
  • working on content or assessments for use in MOOCs, and their overall design;
  • developing or maintaining platforms for MOOCs;
  • providing learner-support within MOOCs;
  • researching MOOCs and evaluating their impact;
  • setting policy that relates to MOOCs;
  • sharing good practice relating to MOOCs;
  • using MOOC-inspired pedagogy or techniques.

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As well as signing up here, you can join in with SIG activities in the following ways


The inaugural officers of the SIG are: