19th May 2016, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Connections Seminar "The Hope & Hype of the Genetic Revolution: reflections on UNSW Medicine's first MOOC"

Presented by Dr Caroline Ford (School of Women's and Children's Health), Dr Orin Chisholm (School of Medical Science) and Dr Lincoln Gomes ( Office of the PVC Education)

UNSW Medicine’s first MOOC “Myths & Realities of Personalised Medicine: The Genetic Revolution” was launched in May, 2015 with over 13,000 students enrolled from 160 countries. This general interest course on the impact of advances in genetics on medicine and society was driven by the successful development of a UNSW General Education course (GENM0295) on the same topic in 2013. This presentation will discuss the development and delivery of the MOOC, as well as presenting data on how students engaged with the course, and which activities worked well in the online environment. We will also discuss how the campus based course has been enhanced by the MOOC project, by utilizing a large amount of the high-quality electronic content that was developed for the MOOC and adjusting other aspects of the course.


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Event Details
Staff Only Event open only to UNSW Staff
50 Seats available


Library, Level 10, Room 1025 (back entrance of the library, near IT service desk)

Key Contact
Christina Kingen