O4 – The Birthplace of CPD-MOOCS

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The Birthplace of CPD-MOOCS – O4


Main goal: Development of CPD Materials and Modules



Within O4, a collection of short, open online modules for STEM-CPD will be prepared. For these modules specific topics of interest defined and prioritized in the roadmap of O1 will be selected. These open online modules will be used by lecturers at EU universities to learn how to teach and will be part of a user case (O3). The modules will focus, for example, on how to teach laboratory safety, how to use rubrics to evaluate students’ laboratory work and also to teach lecturers how to use specific digital tools in a didactically relevant way in teaching and learning (TPACK). The short, open online modules developed in this intellectual output will have a solid active learning course design of a micro-online course (microMOOC) over a single teaching/learning concept and will last about one hour for a student. They will consist of media enriched reading material, short video clips and assignments. The instructors, who will become CPD ambassadors (O5), will participate in the development of new short open online modules (microMOOCs) based on their common needs and work in small international groups. We intend to use existing open platforms like Coursera, Moodle or Udemy to host/publish the short modules as microMOOCs. Our online modules will be designed based on an active online learning approach and constructive orientation and will be developed according to the development model of ADDIE.

The main objective of this output is the preparation of a collection of microMOOCs, resulting in:

  • developing online course based on one single teaching/learning concept,
  • realizing microMOOCs consisting of media enriched reading material, short video clip(s) and assignment(s).



  • A template for design and development of a course in microMOOC format: pdf, MS Word


O4 Leaders: Črtomir Podlipnik, Krištof Kranjc

Affiliation: Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana (Ljublijana, Slovenia)


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