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In July 2012, Duke University began production on its first MOOCs (using the Coursera platform) with three goals in mind: 1) to encourage exploration of new teaching strategies; 2) to extend Duke’s commitment to sharing knowledge in service to society; and 3) to showcase Duke’s excellent faculty and academic programs. Between July 2012 and June 2013, Duke created and offered eleven MOOCs using a collaborative approach between faculty, instructional consultants, and technical video staff.

Video production for Duke’s MOOCs focuses on do-it-yourself (DIY) video kits combined with using our on-campus video production group, Duke Media Services (DMS).

Of course, video lectures are just part of the process of creating a MOOC. The design of each class begins by defining learning objectives. Class assignments, forum discussions, quizzes, and exams are created to support the learning objectives and are designed to take full advantage of Coursera’s platform. Duke’s collaborative teams support the design process in its entirety.