From 2012 I have participated in or (increasingly) audited a wide range of MOOCs and courses (list below), resulting in a lot of bloggage now archived.
Are MOOCs CPD for the over-educated? My MOOCs started out partly as an exploration of new things and partly as a way of monitoring the evolution of MOOCery. Until 2014 I blogged extensively about MOOCs as a new form of learning, plus the need for information management, and curated a round-up of #lawmoocs. Both now archived.
FutureLearn has now taken the place of Coursera as the dominant platform for my MOOCs. I’ve also had experience of Canvas, CourseSites, HarvardX/edX, OpenLearn and assorted customised platforms.
The subject matter of my MOOCs started out as largely IKM related, but has moved into different subject areas as I have started to refine what I call my personal research – see list below.
Cities and architecture: Designing cities (2013; archived) | Re-enchanting the city: designing the human habitat (2016) | The architectural imagination (2017)
Culture/s: Cultural heritage and the city (2017) | Cultures and identities in Europe (2017; notes made) | Introduction to intercultural studies: defining the concept of culture, intercultural contact, crossing borders and language and culture (2018; notes made)
- Søren Kierkegaard: subjectivity, irony and the crisis of modernity (2013; archived)
- Literature of the English country house (2014)
- Sagas and space: thinking space in Viking Age and Medieval Scandinavia (2015)
- William Wordsworth: poetry, people and place (2015)
- Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales (2015)
- Robert Burns: poems, songs and legacy (2016)
- Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites (2017)
- Social network analysis (2012; archived)
- Introduction to infographics and data visualization (2012; archived)
- Information visualization MOOC (2013; archived)
- New librarianship (2013)
- Networked life (2013; archived)
- Introduction to digital curation (2014; archived)
Research methods: Developing your research project (2016; notes made) | Discovering your PhD potential: writing a research proposal (2017; notes made) | Research writing: how to do a literature review (2018)
Translation and languaging:
- Corpus linguistics (2014; archived)
- Editing non-native English & Editing non-native English: academic editing (2015)
- Translating architecture (2015)
- #ot15: my open translation MOOC (2015)
- Working with translation (2016)
- English as a medium of instruction for academics (2017)
- Multilingual learning for a globalised world (2017)