It’s been nine months since the launch of the OpenUCT repository and almost three months since we handed it over to UCT Libraries. Since we poured our heart and soul into this project, we’re interested to see how the repository is faring, so we requested some statistics from the Libraries’ web developer, David de la Croes. What we found is heartening: the repository is thriving.
By Janine Dunlop and Laura Czerniewicz
What is UCT's first MOOC about?
In the case of Medicine and the Arts: Humanising healthcare, the course will run for six weeks, starting on 16 March 2015, on the UK-based MOOC platform FutureLearn. Each week, students will be able to download and watch a recorded video lecture that is then followed by online discussion and assignments. Students will receive feedback on their assignments from their peers. At the time of writing, over 2 000 students had already registered.