I’m Matt Hope, a Learning Technologist at the University of Nottingham. I’ve worked in FE and HE for a total of 7 years, using Moodle throughout. In my role I’ve always sought to inspire academics to use e-learning in a way that benefits the learner first and foremost, but it’s sometime tricky to do this without seeming like you’re adding to an already bustling workload.
I also support an online distance learning course and I’m fascinated by managing an online learning community to create the best learning experience. I’ve never participated in a MOOC before so this seemed like a good place to start; i believe there is no better experience than being the learner.
My big question(s):
- How can I inspire academics to adopt e-learning in their day-to-day teaching when it’s seen as (i) extra work, outside of the core remit and (ii) an uphill struggle to master the latest piece of tech?
- How can we, as facilitators, create an engaging online learning experience and are MOOCs the future of online learning?
(I would also like to see some examples of where a MOOC might fit into the HE structure).