LITE Masterclass – Instructors’ contributions to learning in (Massive and Open) Online Courses

  • Date:
  • Time: 12:00 to 13:30
  • Location: Research Room 1, Level 13, Edward Boyle Library

This Masterclass will be led by Dr Fereshte Goshtasbpour of Manchester Met and is based on research conducted on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered by the University of Leeds. It will specifically focus on how instructors’ interventions can facilitate learning.

There are a number of important implications from the findings for MOOC instructors or online instructors who teach to a demographically diverse cohort of learners in a scaled, open or informal context.

Drawing on evidence from the learner-instructor conversations, the session will offer recommendations for more effective instructor activities in MOOC discussion areas.

A summary of the project is available here and more detailed information can be found in a recent paper (

A buffet lunch will be provided.

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