Designing a MOOC – A New Channel for Teacher Professional Development?

  • Jean-François Van de Poël
  • Dominique VerpoortenEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11475)


This paper investigates the pedagogical benefits that 17 lecturers involved in the design of a MOOC reported in a questionnaire survey. Results reveal a fair amount of gains for several teaching skills and a strong appreciation of the collective training approach practiced during the 9-month MOOCs production process. These findings are of interest to staff development units, technology-enhanced learning competent bodies, and researchers concerned with collective modalities for scholarship of teaching and learning.


MOOCs Faculty development SoTL P.E.P.I.T.E. methodology Quality teaching criteria Chickering and gamson principles Margaryan principles Merrill principles 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IFRESUniversity of LiègeLiègeBelgium
  2. 2.CSEUniversity of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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