MOOC courses (edX)

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Taking KI teaching worldwide

The Board of Higher Education at Karolinska Institutet will be funding two new Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in 2018, with up to 500 000 kronor available per approved online course. The Review Committee is currently soliciting proposals for courses to be offered on the EdX platform with 1 April as the deadline for submission.

KIx: edX at Karolinska Institutet

In June 2013 Karolinska Institutet became part of the edX consortium and can now be seen as KIx at In autumn 2014 Karolinska Institutet launched its first Massive Open Online Courses which had more than 50.000 participants registered.

The proposal process

MOOCs at KI will be prioritized and selected using a two-phase evaluation process. The first step is a pre-proposal form and a short 1-2 minute video submission. The MOOC committee will then ask selected authors to submit a full proposal in phase two. 

Phase one (10 January 2018 - 1 April 2018)

Step 1 requires you to submit information regarding course description and rationale, experience with online learning, outreach and approvals. It also includes a short video pitch. It will be evaluated for compatibility to KIs policy and guidelines for MOOCs and the edX platform.

Submit the proposal (No longer accepting proposals)

Read the full Proposal process for MOOCs at KI (pdf)

Phase Two (11 April 2018 - 25 April 2018)

Proposals that are approved in phase one will be developed in phase two with the following information:

1. Detailed course plan which includes:

  • Course description
  • Student learning outcomes
  • Embedded assessments
  • Weekly schedule, readings
  • Sample session script

2. Budget proposal

Authors will work with development staff to estimate the costs for course development (instructional design, videography [production and post-production]), course delivery, course revisions, etc. The budget proposal will require a signature from the department prefect.

3. Teaching demonstration on video

More information can be found at Proposal process for MOOCs at KI (pdf)

More information

Learn more about Karolinska Institutets MOOCs

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