Advice on using MOOCs

East Suffolk U3A

East Suffolk U3A has recently included a MOOC as an addition to an established course. Course Leader, Michael Matthews gives this information on a very successful use of MOOCs:

"In the last academic year I used the Much Ado About Nothing (University of Birmingham) MOOC within my Shakespeare for Beginners group. We usually use DVDs from the U3A Resource Centre, but for this play in addition we used this MOOC. It concentrated on how the actors approached the production under the guidance of the Director. We then saw the RSC production in its entirety when it was relayed to cinemas. The MOOC added a whole new dimension to my course - which was then in its third year - in that we could look at how to approach a part as well as watching a professional production."