Claflin, SB and Gates, R and Maher, M and Taylor, BV, Building a successful massive open online course about multiple sclerosis: a process description, Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22, (7) Article e16687. ISSN 1439-4456 (2020) [Refereed Article]
Copyright 2020 Suzi B Claflin, Rachael Gates, Maree Maher, Bruce V Taylor. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Objective: The aim of this study was to present a detailed description and assessment of the development process of the Understanding MS MOOC.
Methods: The development process included a course development focus group; the creation of more than 50 content videos and related text, quizzes, activities, and discussion prompts; the creation of original images and animations; a pilot study; and collaborations with people living with MS, MS nurses, allied health care practitioners, and neurologists and researchers from 4 universities.
Results: Overall, the process was efficient and effective. With a few small changes, we recommend this approach to those seeking to develop a similar course. This process led to the development of a highly reviewed MOOC with excellent user satisfaction.
Conclusions: We identified 5 key lessons from this process: (1) community support is essential, (2) stakeholder involvement improves content quality, (3) plan for research from the beginning, (4) coordination between the academic lead and project manager team ensures a consistent voice, and (5) a network of collaborators is a key resource.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||health education, multiple sclerosis|
|Research Division:||Biomedical and Clinical Sciences|
|Research Field:||Central nervous system|
|Objective Group:||Clinical health|
|Objective Field:||Clinical health not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Claflin, SB (Dr Suzi Claflin)|
|UTAS Author:||Gates, R (Ms Rachael Gates)|
|UTAS Author:||Taylor, BV (Professor Bruce Taylor)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||5|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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