Making MOOCs

What does it take to make a MOOC? Explore the Grow-your-own MOOC kit here

Grow-your-own MOOC kit

Linking to and publishing resources

Key questions:  How do you find and share resources for your open course? How do you meet the needs of a geographically diverse and global audience? 

You may have a number of content experts within your team, but one of the challenges of developing a MOOC is that copyright and intellectual property can mean that existing materials cannot easily be used in an open space. Looking for existing open educational resources is an important first step, before considering whether to invest time in creating new resources.  Resources need to appeal to a large globally diverse audience which is daunting if you need to create this. Exploring participant-led resource finding and making and sharing online also helps participants expand their own web literacy. 


Linking to resource collections

Look for repositories, collections of open resources in your subject area.


Linking to specific resources

Direct links to key singular resources on external platforms that you are familiar with in your subject area that form the basis of participant activity or facilitator input. Consider how broadly relevant these are to a global audience.


Embedded resources

Making resources available as part of your central core of content, downloadable collections.


Peer-created materials

Use your MOOC as a publishing space, collecting participant-create resources or linking to where these resources have been created.


Self-produced resources

These could be documents, video, audio, art, games, executable programs, apps that are specifically produced for the MOOC. Some of these formats are time consuming to