Digital Learning Innovation coordinates the University of Toronto’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) initiative. Our MOOC activity remains strong and for our 2023 report we look at the impact MOOCs have had at UofT and beyond.
Read the full 2023 MOOC Impact Report for more on our MOOC reach and how our offerings are meeting our institutional goals for MOOC programming.
In the report we discuss our partnership with Alumni Relations to provide MOOCs specifically for UofT alumni and friends. In this year’s offering, participants were invited to embark on a transformative journey with The Arts & Science of Relationships: Human Needs course. Learners are exploring the intricate forces shaping human behavior and relationships through psychology, sociology, and anthropology. While the course will wrap up shortly, over 3000 unique learners are currently participating in the course.
One new area of exploration is the potential for MOOCs to provide on-demand continuing professional education (CPE) credits for professional development. We currently have three courses that offer CPE credits and two more are in development. We are encouraged to see that these MOOC offerings still provide free access to content to those who wish, while providing flexible learning opportunities for those looking for certification to extend their professional education.
You can read more about MOOCs and other open educational resources and activity on our Open UToronto website.