University of Nottingham MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)

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In 2014, the University of Nottingham offered its first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) called ‘Sustainability, Society and You’. With an agenda to support learning about, for and through sustainability, it developed an interactive course combining different disciplinary perspectives on sustainability with a range of practical tools to encourage behaviour change.

The University is not only teaching content, but teaching how to make use of content, developing critical thinkers and positive change agents. Both course team and learners have felt empowered to take the small steps that can significantly contribute towards sustainability.

The course has stimulated debates across continents and has also influenced its internal teaching enhancement by providing an exemplar of effective online learning.

The context of the MOOC is to ensure that University of Nottingham graduates get valuable insight and are better attuned to the big issues in the world of work into which they are entering.