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Learning about Islam and Muslims online: Reflections on the design and delivery of a massive open online course (MOOC) 2014-2019

Gilliat-Ray, Sophie 2020. Learning about Islam and Muslims online: Reflections on the design and delivery of a massive open online course (MOOC) 2014-2019. Teaching Theology and Religion 23 (4) , pp. 252-264. 10.1111/teth.12568

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Abstract

This article evaluates the design, delivery, and main outcomes of Cardiff University's first “Massive Open Online Course” (MOOC) entitled “Muslims in Britain: Changes and Challenges,” delivered to over 20,899 international learners between 2014 and 2019. I explore the design principles underpinning the course and offer a detailed quantitative overview of our learner‐base. The paper examines the experience of course delivery, as well as providing an evaluation of the outcomes arising from the course in the short, medium and long‐term. It also explores some of the distinctive aspects of learning about religion (and Islam, in particular) online as a result of our course, thereby contributing to discussion about the pedagogy of Religious Studies in the digital environment.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 1368-4868
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 December 2020
Date of Acceptance: 19 November 2020
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2021 15:03
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/136901

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