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National University of Singapore has partnered with edX to offer easy access to more than 2000 edX courses in a variety of subjects. 

As NUS joins edX as a charter member, NUS staff and students will be able to use edX MOOCs and contribute to the MOOC education environment in the following ways:




Glossary

PET: Pre-employment Training

CET: Continuing Education and Training

CET and PET plus – using MOOCs/iBLOCs/Blended learning to deliver PET and CET

edX: MOOC provider www.edx.org (similar to Coursera, Futurelearn, Kadenze, Lynda etc)

edge: edX’s private site for partners, edge.edX.org on which NUS can offer SPOCs/iBLOCs only to NUS students (alternative to LumiNUS)

MOOC: Massive Open Online Course

SPOC: Small Private Online Course

iBLOC: Internal Blended Learning Online Course

LumiNUS: NUS’s Learning Management System (replacing IVLE)

edX and NUS

For NUS

Mode

Platform

Option 1: View and enrol in any edX MOOC

  • PET and CET Students - for intracurricular (related to course of study) and extracurricular
  • Staff - for personal and professional development (lifelong learning)


Staff & Students

Fully online

LumiNUS (single sign-on to access edx.org)

Option 2: NUS instructors flip entire external MOOCs (with "after the MOOCs" vignettes)

  • Select suitable MOOC(s) on edx.org 
  • Design suitable flipped materials (assignments, assessments, discussions) for students within NUS as a SPOC

Faculty Staff

Blended

LumiNUS / edge

Option 3: NUS instructors flip hybrid NUS/external MOOCs within NUS (with "after the MOOCs" vignettes)

  • Select suitable contents from MOOC(s) on edx.org
  • Create "aftershows" or "patch" video vignettes to contextualise and put things in perspective
  • Design suitable flipped materials (assignments, assessments, discussions) for students within NUS as a SPOC


Faculty Staff

Blended

LumiNUS / edge

Option 4: NUS instructors flip own NUS-created MOOCs/SPOCs within NUS

  • Like current iBLOCs for flipped modules within NUS

Faculty Staff

Blended

LumiNUS / edge

Option 5: NUS-created MOOCs on edX for global audience

  • NUS Instructors creating new MOOCs or converting existing iBLOCs to MOOCs

Faculty Staff

Fully online

edx.org

Option 6: Design Your Own Module (DYOM) [See NUS News]

  • NUS undergraduates can organise themselves into a group of at least 10 and submit a proposal for approval.
    • Invite industry leaders and experts to tutor them on a subject, or
    • Select modules from a suite of courses from edX, or
    • Ideally, design a combination of both.

Students

Fully online

edx.org



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