Online Courses

Online Courses

Setting up the infrastructure for your online course

When creating an online course, there are two things that an instructor must consider: content and infrastructure. The latter is becoming a lot more complicated to manage with the increasing popularity of cohort-based online courses. In this article, I look at what tools you need to get in place before running your first online course.

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Community

Hamsterdam as a metaphor for building online communities

The story of Hamsterdam, which is one man's attempt to transform a black market into a quasi-legal, regulated market, is one of the most memorable arcs from The Wire's five seasons. The narrative imparts a valuable lesson about the various dimensions of the ongoing struggle against illegal drugs. But looking back on it, the Hamsterdam account also provides some helpful guidance into building an online community.

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Community

Social spontaneity in online learning communities

Before being in the press for contested reasons, Houseparty was an overnight sensation. Millions gathered spontaneously with their friends to carry out their usual social activities on the app. Can we replicate this spontaneity in online learning communities?

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Online Courses

How to explain things better in your online course

When creating your online course, you may need to break down a complex idea into simpler terms. In what follows, we've included a list of recommendations that can help you present your explanations better.

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