What should the 'C' in MOOC stand for with us?


Jon Tennant, September 12, 2018

Traditionally, MOOC stands for ‘Massive open online course’. Typically, a course can be defined as something like ‘a series of lectures or lessons in a particular subject, typically leading to a qualification’, and implies a fairly unidirectional manner of learning.

However, this doesn’t seem to resonate with what we are trying to achieve. We value learning as a peer-to-peer community-based process, where learning is reciprocated through individuals who are at the same time learners and teachers. This form of collaborative learning can be more powerful for both the process itself, and empowering individuals to grow as part of a well-connected and engaged community. And Open Science seems to be a great thing to base this on!

To test this, we put out a little poll on Twitter:

So, what do you think? Let us know on social media, or by email.

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