The 7Cs is a powerful seven-stage process that helps educators and designers create effective courses using digital technologies. This framework was proposed by Prof Gráinne Conole. It combines the Open University’s Learning Design Initiative with the Carpe Diem learning design workshops of the University of Leicester.
In this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), you will work on the design (or redesign!) of a technologically enhanced course. You will find a series of activities to guide you through the learning design process. If you want to complete all the activities, you will need 2-3 hours per week. This MOOC has 6 lessons. Every lesson is divided into units, which have a recommended study time of approximately 30 minutes each. You can do additional readings and activities to expand upon some of the topics.
Lesson 1 - Overview of the 7Cs Framework Lesson 2 - Your Course Lesson 3 - Conceptualise and Create Lesson 4 - Communicate and Collaborate Lesson 5 - Consider and Combine Lesson 6 - Consolidate the Course
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.