Talk:Massive Open Online Course

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Too big as a glossary item304:09, 17 December 2012
Futurelearn 105:23, 15 December 2012

Too big as a glossary item

I originally set this page up as a glossary item but Dsimsek has done a great job on extending it with more very useful content. However, it is now too big (imho) as a glossary page so when it gets transcluded onto the definition of terms page, it swamps it. I think we need a strategy for identifying what is a glossary page and what is a main page ...

Mair05:25, 15 December 2012

or we need to be able to transclude just part of a page ...

Mair07:12, 15 December 2012

My suggestion, thinking aloud so it may not work, is that where we have a term like MOOC / Massively Open Online Course then the definition page shoud be called the full expanded name (eg Massively Open Online Course) and any fuller description should go on a page called by the abbreviation (eg MOOC). The definition could/should be transcluded (embedded) within the fuller description (eg Massively Open Online Course would be transcluded within MOOC).

Will that work?

PeterT01:12, 17 December 2012

That sounds very sensible ... maybe we can discuss this afternoon ...

Mair04:09, 17 December 2012


The Open University announced the launch of Futurelearn, a UK-based platform for massive open online courses (Moocs) see the whole story here

Subhi13:17, 14 December 2012

I have also set up a page for Futurelearn Ltd Futurelearn_Ltd with a different press release from the Open University - perhaps we can join the info together somehow.

Mair05:23, 15 December 2012