Making a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) about Astrobiology: Why? For Whom? How?

Charles H. Lineweaver, S. Deustua, K. Eastwood, I.L. ten Kate
2019 EPJ Web of Conferences  
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are becoming the textbooks of the 21 st century. I describe what a MOOC is, and try to answer the questions: Why make a MOOC? Who are MOOCs for? and How to make a MOOC? Anxiety about MOOCs replacing teachers is largely misplaced. I describe my on-going experience of putting together an astrobiology MOOC for the Australian National University.
doi:10.1051/epjconf/201920001019 fatcat:ndj3kbbsszd5zf7ti2zqnmc4vq