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The Digital Education Disruption – Kathy Pugh, edX

                    Kathy Pugh, vice-president of Educational Services at edX presented ‘The Digital Education Disruption’ seminar to almost 200 staff, students and academics at the University of Adelaide in March 2017. Kathy’s presentation offered an overview of edX, its global reach and impact. It explored the move […]

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Open online learning activity to expand

AdelaideX’s global online learning program will be expanded under a new level of partnership with its partner edX, allowing for potentially credit-bearing sequences of intensive short courses. From January 2017, the University of Adelaide became an edX Contributing Charter Member, making it one of a select few partners worldwide in the leading partnership group and […]

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Simple, everyday analogies engage learners

AdelaideX course promotional videos are key tools which drive interest and enrolment in MOOCs and it’s exciting to see a course team take a creative and engaging approach to its video production. The Introduction to Data Structures course team used a number of tangible, understandable and simple analogies to communicate key messages about the course. One […]

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AdelaideX reaches 370 000 learners

AdelaideX, the massive open online course (MOOC) division of the University of Adelaide, has the capability for global reach and since its launch just over 2 years ago, has engaged over 370 000 learners from 85% of countries around the world. Of the nine courses launched so far, seven have relaunched new instances and are […]

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Language Revival MOOC launches 6 October

One of the first MOOCs launched by AdelaideX, Language Revival: Securing the Future of Endangered Languages is being relaunched as a self-paced course on 6 October 2016. Professor Ghil‘ad Zuckermann, Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages explains the Macro and Micro of MOOCs. MACRO: Language is an integral part of society. Wherever we come from, […]

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Conversations & Controversy seminar now online

In June 2016 AdelaideX hosted John Cook from the Global Change Institute and Carrie Finn from UQx who presented the seminar, Conversations and Controversy: Managing and Engaging Online Communities in Denial101X. The seminar looked at the thinking behind learner engagement. It explored how the team addressed the myths and truths around the climate change debate and […]

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AdelaideX seminars available online

Early in May we launched the AdelaideX seminar series with MOOCs, disruption and the future of the University presented by Professor Roly Sussex from edx partner, the University of Queensland. The first seminar was held at the North Terrace campus with interested delegates attending both in person, and online via the University’s collaboration tool, Zoom. […]

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Launch of AdelaideX Seminars: MOOCs, Disruption, and the Future of the University (2 May)

Over the past few months, I have been reaching out to colleagues active in the online learning community to sound out some of the leading researchers and practitioners from the world of MOOCs. Why? Because AdelaideX is this semester establishing an exciting new seminar series, intended to spark creative conversations about educating with MOOCs, between educators, […]

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Educators learn new skills through MOOCs

Mary-Ann Came Teaching at scale, being confident and comfortable on video, designing interactive elements that engage a diverse student group and talking in the short form are just some of the lessons to be learned through developing a MOOC, says Dr Nick Falkner, course instructor for 2015’s Think.Create.Code course. Nick, who is now chair of the […]

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Keen to reuse AdelaideX materials in your on-campus course? Here’s how

AdelaideX is committed to enabling educators to reuse the learning materials created through our initiative. We’re excited to see MOOCs being used in on-campus courses at Adelaide, enhancing students’ experience of learning, and inspiring our teaching community to integrate digital and blended modes in their own on-campus activities at the University. In this post, we’ll […]

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