- Am I passionate about this topic?
- Am I an expert on this topic?
- Is there a demand for this topic?
- Are there other good MOOCs available on this topic?
- What exactly can I teach within 6-8 weeks about this topic?
What are the characteristics of the projected audience?
- Prior knowledge
(this will affect the terminology, prerequisites and supplementary resources you provide)
What do I want to achieve by this MOOC?
- How will I assess and measure the outcomes (machine grading / peer assessments…)?
- How will participants receive feedback on their learning?
Your presence will be required – how will you continue to communicate with participants? Forums, blogs, email …