Advice on using MOOCs

Dorchester and District U3A

At Dorchester and District U3A one member runs MOOC Workshops to show members how to find and access courses from Futurelearn, Edx, and Coursera. He also presents a slide at each monthly meeting with “MOOC of the Month”, highlighting one course starting that month which may be of interest to members; for Feb 2016 it was Strategies for Successful Ageing from FutureLearn.

Tip - This U3A finds that the main benefit is to help group leaders source material to supplement or compliment their chosen subject. For example there is an Edx MOOC called Jazz: the music, the stories, the players which could be used for a Jazz Appreciation group.