Course design and structures

This information is adapted from the MOOCs@Edinburgh first report, launched May 2013.

First wave

Course structure AIPlan Astrobio CThink EDC Equine Introphil
Number of Academics 2 1 5 5 1 7
Number of Teaching Assistants 3 2 2 4 4
Total Team 30 (*) 3 7 5 5 11
Length of course 5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks 7 weeks
Total number of videos 80 32 15 14 36
Combined length of video content (mins) 674 326 109 211 239
Average length of videos (mins) 8 10 7 15 7

(*) AI Planning includes a number of guest lectures and community TA participation, approximately 5 Guest lecturers and 20 Community TAs

Second wave

In light of feedback from course participants, some academic teams chose to revise their video content for future iterations of the course. Where no changes were made to the structure of a course, please refer to previous table.

Course structure EDC Equine Introphil Higgs
Number of Academics  5 1 7 15
Number of Teaching Assistants 5 3 7
Total Team 5 6 10 22
Length of course 5 weeks 5 weeks 7 weeks 7 weeks
Total number of videos 6 32  33 40
Combined length of video content (mins) 28 277  270 453
Average length of videos (mins) 5 9  8 11

 

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