Why Offer a MOOC (or a NOOC)?

The popularity of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has boomed since their emergence in 2008. To date, the United States has been at the forefront of developments, with platforms such as edX, Udacity and Coursera rising to prominence over the last twelve months. The promise of access to free online courses, from an ever increasing …

WinSET – Women in Science, Engineering and Technology

Last week I gave the opening address at a day-long conference ‘Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine’ on Jubilee Campus. This was the second such event organised by our ‘Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Group’ (WinSET). It had more than 100 participants, ranging from PhD students through to senior Professors. There …