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Are you interested in developing a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) at the IT University of Copenhagen?

A massive open online course (MOOC) is a model for delivering learning content online to any person who wants to take a course, with no limit on attendance. This updated ELI 7 Things You Should Know About MOOCs II (June 2013) provides additional key facts about MOOCs.


ITU does not have an official MOOC policy just yet. Learning Unit can help you in the process of the initial steps of scoping your project resulting in a written proposal for management.

MOOC Providers

How do I get started?

In Learning Unit, we are always available for start-up meetings no matter where you are in this process. Our aim is to support you in realizing your ideas while sharing our knowledge with you and your team. Please, contact us via the contact information on the menu to the left.

Further Readings

  • Copyright Challenges in a MOOC Environment, EDUCAUSE Brief, July 2013. This brief explores the intersection of copyright and the scale and delivery of MOOCs highlights the enduring tensions between academic freedom, institutional autonomy, and copyright law in higher education. To gain insight into the copyright concerns of MOOC stakeholders, EDUCAUSE talked with CIOs, university general counsel, provosts, copyright experts, and other higher education associations.
  • Retention and Intention in Massive Open Online Courses: In Depth, EDUCAUSE Review, June 2013. This article argues that retention in MOOCs should be considered carefully in the context of learner intent, especially given the varied backgrounds and motivations of students who choose to enroll.
  • Learning and the MOOC, this is a list of MOOC related resources gathered by the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative.
  • General copyright issues for Coursera/MOOC courses, Penn Libraries created a copyright resource page for schools using the MOOC Coursera platform. This page provides an overview of special copyright considerations when using Coursera.
  • Online Courses Look for a Business Model, Wall Street Journal, January 2013. MOOC providers, Udacity, Coursera and edX, seek to generate revenue while they continue to experiment with open platforms.
  • The Pedagogical Foundations of Massive Open Online Courses, First Monday, May 2013. The authors examine scholarly literature on the learning characteristics used by MOOCs to see if they do improve learning outcomes.
  • The Pedagodgy of MOOCs, May 11, 2013. This Paul Stacy blog posting provides a brief history of MOOCs, the early success in Canada and the author's own pedagogical recommendations for MOOCs.