A project running at the University of Surrey DTEL and funded under the University of London Centre for Distance Education’s Teaching and Research Awards scheme.
Start date: March 2014 and running until March 2015 with an ongoing series of follow up workshops.
The goals of the project are to explore, define and articulate the emerging design principles and patterns that underpin the development and delivery of massive open online courses, and to demonstrate them by the application to the design of new MOOCS. The context of the proposal is multidimensional in that it incorporates input from diverse but complimentary perspectives that include designers, deliverers, researchers, learners and tutors who are engaged in MOOCS and Open and Distance Learning more broadly.

The project has revolved around three core workshop sessions with follow up events, see below:

Workshop 1: from design narratives to design patterns (27/05/14) - completed
Workshop 2: refining and mapping design patterns (09/07/14) - completed
Workshop 3: writer's workshop (16/01/15) - details here
Workshop 4: rapid design challenge (at RIDE 2015 conference, 06/03/15) - details here
Follow up 5th workshop: rapid design session at eMOOC conference 18/05/15 - details here
Workshop 6: Design a MOOC in a SNaP! will be run at the ECTEL conference in Toledo (15/09/15) - details here
MOOC Desugn Pattern Map

Diagram 1: an early draft mapping of the MOOC design patterns developed during the first two participatory patterns workshops.

Upcoming events

  • Make a MOOC @ DCU Making MOOCs - Designing for Autonomous and Collaborative Online LearningA one-day Learning Experience Design workshop for MOOC teams, National Institute for Digital Learning, Dublin, May 5th, 2016Registration here ...
    Posted May 5, 2016, 1:39 AM by Yishay Mor
  • 6th Workshop - Design a MOOC in a SNaP! at EC TEL 2015 Toledo, 15 Sept. 2015 This is the sixth workshop in the MOOC design patterns project series, conducted in collaboration with MOOCs & co.  It will be held as a one day ...
    Posted Jul 14, 2015, 3:37 AM by Steven Warburton
  • 5th Workshop at eMOOC conference 18/05/15 The fifth workshop in the MOOC Design Patterns project will be held at the eMOOC conference on 18/05/15. Full details of the session are available here.
    Posted Feb 18, 2015, 10:30 AM by Steven Warburton
  • RIDE 2015 - design pattern session Rapid workshop session announced for the Centre for Distance Education RIDE conference on Friday 6th February 2015. A chance for participants to explore the MOOC design patterns. More information on ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2015, 9:33 AM by Steven Warburton
  • 3rd Workshop: MOOC Design - a Writers' Workshop Rescheduled to: Friday, 16th January 2015, London Knowledge LabAs the MOOC hype settles, and we start climbing "the slope of enlightenment", a body of knowledge is shaping on how ...
    Posted Feb 7, 2015, 4:14 AM by Steven Warburton
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