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How to Develop a MOOC in 3 Months and Live to Tell about It

60 minutes
Oral Presentation

In October 2017 the University of Northwestern decided to launch its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for spring 2018. Hear how we worked with a subject matter expert, a variety of stakeholders, and each other as we developed a MOOC in three months. 1. Identify roadblocks in a MOOC development. 2. Describe the strategies that Northwestern staff used to quickly develop a MOOC. 3. Analyze Northwestern's MOOC experience.

Topic Area(s): Online & Hybrid Learning; Open Education Resources; Social & Collaborative Learning


Dr. Nathan Lentfer is the Instructional Designer and Technologist Manager at the University of Northwestern - St. Paul. He has been in the field of Instructional Design for 12 years and has served at Northwestern since 2014.