Design your MOOC


  • 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?

  • Age
  • Education
  • Prior knowledge
  • Language

(this will affect the terminology, prerequisites and supplementary resources you provide)


What do I want to achieve by this MOOC?

  • Recruitment
  • Publicity
Learning Outcomes

  • 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 …