MOOC review - Instructional methods in health professionals education
Offered by: Coursera/ University of Michigan
This was the first MOOC I ever completed, back in August of 2013. It has been repeated each year since then, and will be running again in 2015 starting October 5th.
This course is great for those involved in designing education for health profession students or professional development activities for health professionals.
It starts with developing learning objectives and then moves through different instructional methods, such as simulation, and matching the instructional method to the learning objective to achieve the best results.
One of the most interesting parts of this course is sharing strategies with other health professionals around the world and sharing ideas for engaging learners and improving delivery.
This course is relevant for technicians and educators. It runs for 8 weeks and the recommended time is 6-8 hours per week, although I found I didn’t need this much time when I completed it.