MOOC - Massive Open Online Course



Massive, open, online courses (known as MOOCs) are short courses that are delivered online for free. They don't have any entry requirements and are open to anyone anywhere in the world with an internet connection. We want to give people access to Nottingham's academics and learning resources with course materials drawn from real modules and ebooks.

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MOOCs at Nottingham

Our courses cover a range of topics and are delivered by academics across the University, sometimes in collaboration with experts from external organisations.

Our current MOOC courses are listed below.

You can also visit the Future Learn website for information on other courses that are available.  

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What is FutureLearn?

Our courses are delivered by FutureLearn, the first UK-led, multi-institutional Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform. 

The FutureLearn proposition is to increase access to Higher Education for students in the UK and around the world by offering a diverse range of high quality courses through a single website.




The Qur'an Between Judaism and Christianity

This online course will illustrate how the Qur’an situates itself as part of, and as a correction to, the religious discourse of the Jewish and Christian communities of Late Antique Arabia.

The course will use the Qur’an, as well as Jewish and Christian historical documents, to reconstruct the religious landscape to which the Muslim scripture reacts in a pointed, precise and nuanced way.

This will give you a historically more informed understanding of nascent Islam, and will allow you to reconsider many of theological and cultural tenets of Late Antique Judaism and Christianity

Start date: 15 January 2018

Duration: 4 weeks

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The Politics of Economics and the Economics of Politicians 

This online course will explore the link between politics and economics. You will study both contemporary economics and the political leaders who have put key economic theories into practice throughout history.

The course is led by Sir Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Honorary Professor of Economics at the University of Nottingham.

You will investigate policy making in an historical context, apply economic tools to policy relevant questions and develop an understanding of how economic theory guides policy choices.

Start date: 12 February 2018

Duration: 3 weeks

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Designing E-Learning for Health

With this online course you will learn how to design effective e-learning that tells powerful, real-life stories within health and other sectors. 

You will be introduced to methodology that you can use to design your own e-learning objects in all sorts of contexts. You will explore the methods used to design high quality and reusable e-learning resources and how you can best get your ideas across to multiple audiences.

This will allow you to gain an understanding of the various tools and methods used for converting storyboard ideas into a web-based resource and give you an understanding of the health resources developed and used by different stakeholders, looking at their evaluation and effectiveness.

Start date: 12 February 2018

Duration: 5 weeks

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