Process for Developing a MOOC

Faculty members submit a proposal for development of a MOOC. The MOOC can be based on an existing on-site course. If selected, faculty will work closely with course designers to develop online content and online assessment methods. The detailed process includes:

1. RFP

  • Provost issues a request for proposals to all schools with criteria and process for selection

2. Preliminary Proposal*

  • Faculty member develops a proposal for developing a MOOC
  • Proposal is reviewed by the faculty's department and Dean's Office

3. Committee Review*

  • Faculty Distance Learning Workgroup (FDLW) reviews proposals and forwards to Coordinated Service Center (CSC)
  • CSC makes its recommendations to FDLW

4. Provost Approval

  • FDLW makes recommendations for approval by the Office of the Provost

5. MOOC Development*

  • Faculty member collaborates in MOOC production and setting schedule with appropriate support units, based on the Coursera guidelines.

6. Final Approval

  • Office of the Provost reviews and approves the MOOC that has been developed

7. Launch

  • MOOC is delivered
  • Faculty collaborates with appropriate supprt unit on assessment

8. Assessment

  • Faculty reports back to the FDLW and Coordinated Service Center on assessment of the MOOC
  • Assessment is shared with respective dean's office

* Faculty may choose to consult with the Coordinated Service Center during MOOC development. The CSC is made up of the following units: School of Continuing Studies, NUIT Academic & Research Technologies, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, Library Digital Services, and school-based.