The EMMA webinar series features talks with experts in the MOOC world about various topics including trends in Europe, good practice in MOOC design, the use of social media and videos, creating multilingual MOOCs, learning analytics and much more. The webinar series also gives you a chance to learn how the EMMA platform works and how you can design your own MOOC on EMMA. Join us for the fifth webinar:
Task-centred approach to MOOC design: challenges and opportunities
on Thursday 10 March 2016
from 14:00 – 15:00 CET (Check your time zone)
This one hour webinar is intended for people willing to improve the pedagogical design of MOOCs. Often MOOCs tend to follow an instructivist approach where learners are mostly expected to acquire and remember the knowledge presented by the teacher. This webinar will guide participants through the phases of Merrill’s task-centered instructional design model. We will show how the model can be applied to MOOC design for engaging learners in active and collaborative knowledge construction through meaningful and practical assignments. Opportunities that task-centered MOOC design offers and challenges that need to be considered will be discussed. Speakers in the webinar will be Mart Laanpere, Institute of digital Technologies, Tallinn University, Estonia and Olga Firssova, WELTEN Institute, The Netherlands.