MOOCs of the morning

There are two new great contributions to community service

Curtin U (via edX) offers a “disciplined approach to social entrepreneurship” The discipline bit is probably the unit on how to keep an organisation functioning financially.

The MOOC started yesterday as did another from Curtin U, “Living with Diabetes,” also just commenced

Both are great examples of the MOOC as community-service. CMM never ceases to wonder why governments do not get what a vast service MOOCs can be for information and behaviour change campaigns. The feds could fund the creation of a health MOOC, like Curtin’s diabetes one, for the cost of freighting a lion an advertising agency won at Cannes for making a 30 second TVC about the disease.


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