International MOOCs Past and Present, by Stephen Downes

Posted: April 22, 2013 in Moodle MOOC posts

8 November 2012

This is a copy of the post of Stephen Downes on his blog, with a list of MOOC’s, around the world:, a venture born out of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia. Starting this week, you can begin taking two of their courses (Observing and Analysing Performance in Sport & Services Marketing – The Next Level). University of Western Australia. By next March, the Perth-based university plans to offer two courses (one in sociology, the other in oceanography) using an adapted version of Stanford’s open source platform, Class2Go.

SpanishMooc? It’s billed as “the first open online Spanish course for everyone.”

MobiMOOC Belgium –! 

Open University in the UK is about to run a MOOC, a Massive Open Online Course on Open Translation tools and practices.

Sloodle MOOC – – Europe (not many details on this one)

Observing and Analysing Performance in Sport small open online course (SOOC) commences on theOpen Learning platform. – keith Lyons, Australia

eduMOOC 2011 (International) –

Trainer MOOc – Larks Learning – India –

My Open Courses – India – a whole slew of (Khan video-style) open online courses –

Open Learning Design Studio MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) focusing on the theme of curriculum design with OERs, to be held in early 2013.  – UK –

Papers by Rita Kop on the Canadian MOOCs –

Curriculum Design MOOC – Open University UK – see also

Future of Higher Education (CFHE 12) – Canada –

EduMOOC 2011 – International –

Mechanical MOOC – P2PU – International-ish – – A Gentle Introduction to Python

Virtual Schooling MOOC – UK/US – 2012 – 

Games MOOC – Shivtr – not sure where they’re based –

UniMOOC Æmprende – Spanish – – Instituto de Economía Internacional – Universidad de Alicante

OMS2012. Germany. Run by DW Akademie. Citizen journalism and digital media in the Maghreb + beyond: See also 

Introduction à la Programmation Objet (in French) – Coursera – École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne –

MOOC ITYPE – Internet: Tout est Pour Apprendre – 2012 – France – See also  

Pedagogy First MOOC – international – 2012 – 

“La educación abierta en el siglo XXI”  (México-UNAM, Spanish, Feb. 2012)

Distance Education in Portugal and Brazil. Taking about models of Distance Education, Tools and ending with the way ahead. 2012 

UNED in Spain has two MOOCs in Spanish on Open Data and e-Commerce. New courses will be added every momth:

EPCoP Mooc Australia 2011, design team led by Coach Carole

iDESWEB, Introducción al desarrollo web (Introduction to web development),
2012, more than 4,300 students enrolled. University of Alicante, Spain

iXML, Introducción a XML (Introduction to XML),
November 2012, more than 200 students enrolled, University of Alicante, Spain

UniMOOC aemprende (Key factors in entrepreneurship),
November 2012, more than 6,000 students enrolled, University of Alicante, Spain

First Steps in Learning and Teaching in HIgher Education MOOC (FSLT12) – – run by Oxford Brookes University, UK 

Some U.S.-based MOOCs 

MOOC MOOC –   based in the U.S.  –

Faculty Commons – Engaging Technology and Online Pedagogy eTOP12 Micro-MOOC – U.S.-based – 

Health Informatics mooc – 2012 – 

CMC11 – Creativity and Multicultural Communication – started Fall 2011 – U.S., SUNY/Empire State College; Facilitated by Betty Hurley-Dasgupta and Carol Yeager

VizMath – Visualizing Mathematics started 15 October 2012, facilitated by Betty Hurley-Dasgupta and Carol Yeager, SUNY/Empire State College,

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas (University of Texas at Austin): Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization, Oct. 28 – Dec. 8, 2012
limited at 2000 attendees = full

EDG6931 — Personal Learning Environments for Inquiry in K12 — College of Education at the University of Florida — Spring 2011 (Feb-Mar)Wendy Drexler & Christopher Sessums.


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