Implementing a Virtual Scenario Authoring MOOC: WAVES

May 21, 2018 10:40 AM – 11:30 AM

Sheetal Kavia, St George's, University Of London
Luke Woodham, St George's University of London
Terry Poulton, St George's, University Of London

The WAVES project, funded by the European Commission, aims to make virtual scenarios more accessible to a wide range of professionals. The project has delivered a MOOC on the FutureLearn platform to guide learners how to author their own virtual scenario. The MOOC introduces the concept of scenario-based learning and moves onto specifics about Virtual scenarios, types and where they can be used.

Throughout the MOOC we used LTI integration to implement exemplar scenarios from the VP systems OpenLabyrinth and Casus into the platform, an outcome of the WAVES project to integrate VS cases into different learning platforms. Other exemplar implementations were done with Moodle, Canvas and OpenEdX.

The presentation will report on the experience of launching and creating the MOOC, the level of uptake and engagement, and will highlight both the successful and more challenging aspects of  the MOOC run. Using current standards we were able to integrate VS cases on the MOOC platform and capture details of their usage. A challenge which we have not been able to achieve directly through standards to date is to provide and manage ability for MOOC participants to author VS cases directly from an implementation/integration in the MOOC in a simple, scalable way.