Public Health MOOCs: Frequently Asked Questions...
Q1. What is a MOOC?
A1. MOOC stands for 'Massively Open Online Course'. They are completely free and open for anyone to participate.
Q2. How much time commitment is required per MOOC?
A2. We anticipate that the ScHARR MOOCs will each require participants to invest between 4 - 5 hours of study to per week. This will mean a total of between 20 and 25 hours.
Q3. How is this MOOC being assessed?
A3. We are still designing the content and assessment methods. We currently do not plan to set assignments but will use ongoing assessment in the form of tests (which may include peer assessment)
Q4. Will I get a certificate at the end of the MOOC?
A4. You can expect to receive a digital certificate (PDF file) upon completion of each MOOC. Please note, completion of ScHARR MOOCs will not earn you University credits that can be transferred on to formal degree, diploma or certificate programmes.
Q5. What are the requirements for taking a MOOC?
A5. There are no pre-requisites other than having access to a computer with an internet connection and a handful of enthusiasm. Your educational or academic background isn't important - and the MOOC may help you to develop your academic abilities and help you to decide if further study in Higher Education might be right for you.
Q6. Can I enroll on more than 1 MOOC?
A6. Of course. You can enroll on as many ScHARR MOOCs (or as few) as you like.
Q7. When do the ScHARR MOOCs run?
A7. The MOOCs each last 5 weeks, the first of which will be low-intensity and revolve around an introductory exercise. The MOOC course dates are as follows:
- Healthy Sustainable Diets: (17th June - 21st July, 2013)
- Health Inequalities (15th July - 18th August, 2013)
- Health Technology Assessment (28th October, 2013 - 1st December, 2013)
Q8. Who is running these MOOCs?
A8. The MOOCs are run by the following staff members (with additional administrative and technical support)
- Healthy Sustainable Diets is run by Dr Angie Clonan & Dr Michelle Holdsworth
- Health Inequalities is run by Katie Powell, Prof Paul Bissell & Dr Jill Thompson
- Health Technology Assessment is run by Dr Chris Carroll & Claire Beecroft
Q9. I would like to know more about contents of the MOOC. Who can I contact?
A9. For any other queries about the ScHARR MOOCs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org