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A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is a free online course open for anyone to study. The courses are flexible - normally three to five hours of study a week which can be accessed at any time. Learning resources are available in a variety of formats including video lectures, animation, multimedia resources, asynchronous discussion forums and online assignments.


The University of Leeds has partnered with FutureLearn to produce a portfolio of MOOCs to showcase the quality and breadth of the education if offers. 


MOOCs provide a platform to connect with thousands of students from all over the world. It's a great opportunity to showcase educational resources and content with a wider audience to reinforce the University’s reputation for excellence in teaching and research.


If you are interested in producing a MOOC or if you have more questions please contact the Digital Learning Team at


Once a MOOC proposal has been accepted lead educators have the opportunity to attend relevant training sessions such as script writing and presenting infront of the camera. SDDU also provides tailored training for those taking on the role of mentor or moderator during the MOOC delivery stage.