November 26, 2015, by Helen Whitehead

Designing E-Learning for Health MOOC Launches on 15 February

Sarah Stubbings writes: The University of Nottingham’s Health E-Learning and Media Team (HELM) have drawn on their extensive research and expertise in health e-learning to develop a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) hosted on the UK’s multi-institutional FutureLearn platform.

The 5-week course, Designing E-Learning for Health, starts on 15 February and is open for registration now. In this free online course, students learn how to translate real-life experiences into effective e-learning. They will be introduced to a methodology that they can use themselves to design their own e-learning objects in all sorts of contexts, not just health. We guide students all the way through the process – from deciding on a learning aim to getting ready to develop their resource.

By the end of the 5 weeks, students will have created their own storyboard and specification for a high quality piece of e-learning, which they can then develop further after the course.

The course is free to access and open to anyone, regardless of educational background or level of knowledge in the area. All you need is about 3 hours per week and an interest in e-learning.

Sign up and find out more about Designing E-Learning for Health here.

Lead educator on the course, Professor Heather Wharrad, said: “The course is based on an accessible approach to creating high quality e-learning resources that we have been using and developing over the last 10 years. We have used it to develop over 200 resources that are now being used worldwide.”

HELM e-learning resources (Resuable Learning Objects or RLOs) are used by educators, students, service users, clinicians and many more across over 50 countries and are available from the HELMOpen platform.

The HELM team look forward to welcoming you onto the course and hope to see you in February.
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