Wednesday 5th Feb, 2:45 pm
MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) offer a brilliant opportunity for educators, science communicators and scientists to collaborate and interact with a large international audience of web users.
The Global Change Institute, University of Queensland is about to release ‘Tropical Coastal Ecosystems’, an online course that is expected to be one of the largest free courses ever run in Australia. Included in this course is a virtual fieldwork component: diving on the Great Barrier Reef via Google Maps.
What are the advantages of using MOOCs to access large international audiences? Can we use MOOCs for other science communication outcomes?
A review of our experiences with engaging, educating and collaborating using new media.