Thursday, August 21, 2014

A MOOC on the Legacy of the Paris Peace Conference

Sarah Bannerman, a researcher at the Law School of the University of Glasgow, writes to draw our attention to a forthcoming MOOC on which she and Professor Christian Tams, also of Glasgow Law, have been working, in collaboration with the BBC.  A link to the MOOC, including a trailer, is here. According to Ms. Bannerman, the course will cover
The Big Four (credit)
the legacy of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and its pursuit to create a new world order through the creation of the League of Nations. This is a free course that is open to anyone interested in learning more about how today’s world was fashioned from the outcomes of World War One. The course will go live on the 13th October and will last for three weeks, requiring around five hours of work per week. Participants will be able to [debate] the main issues online with other students.

1 comment:

leonard waks said...

This MOOC will help to fill in the online knowledge base. Few universities have the student base to field such a course - in U parlance, it would not 'make'. And not many have the faculty expertise either.

It is also interesting that the course is only three weeks long. This is part of the trend to shorter courses - and the move away from MOOCs as college course equivalents.