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Staff information for making a MOOC

Since partnering with FutureLearn in 2013, The University of Sheffield has had a fantastic opportunity to work within an experimental learning and teaching environment, to influence the development of this exciting platform, to develop partnerships and to hold conversations which would otherwise not have been possible.

Academics, teaching staff, production managers, learning technologists and educational developers work together in course teams to design learning journeys which focus on excellent curriculum design, high quality media production and learning and teaching innovation.

Together, we have learned how to take our existing subjects and transform them into short, engaging content, taking learners outside of the classroom, showing learning in context, showcasing academic research and sharing demonstrations.

We have been testing content across different platforms, looking at how our students interact with materials and understanding how we can best integrate this type of material with face-to-face learning.

Project headline stats: 7,422 TUOS webpage clicks from FutureLearn.com


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Book an online learning intro workshop

Our educational developers can meet with HoDs, DLTs and key teaching staff to share ideas for using online courses and materials within your curriculum.

Email: onlinelearning@sheffield.ac.uk

Book a 1:1 advice meeting

Already have an idea for an online course? We can brainstorm the best mode of development and delivery, what platforms might be suitable and share creative ideas for content. If you would like the Online Learning Team to help you develop and create an online course, this is the best place to start. 

Not sure what you want? We can talk through your ideas in a 1:1 session and help you find the right approach.

Email: onlinelearning@sheffield.ac.uk

Take your idea to a Digital Commons Retreat

The Digital Commons retreats offer an intensive two day retreat to connect you with relevant Professional Services support teams to develop your learning and teaching ideas.

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Write a proposal for support to develop an online course

We recommend you read some of our guides and take a look at some online courses before you submit a proposal for support to develop an online course. If you have an idea you would like to get help in developing. You’ll find guidance and our proposal form here.

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