Book Chapter

Realising the potential of MOOCs in developing capacity for tertiary education managers

C Nguyen, H Davis, G Sharrock, K Hempsall

Leadership and Personnel Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications | Published : 2016


MOOCs are a recent development, with little informed consensus on the extent of their future impact on tertiary education. In this paper the authors consider one application of open online courseware, as a platform for professional development within the tertiary sector, with an agreed pathway into award programs in tertiary education management. The case presented is a recently launched 'emerging leaders and managers program (eLAMP)' for the Australian tertiary education sector. The pedagogical, resourcing and practical issues of designing and supporting this program are examined as a means of exploring the conceptual underpinnings of online technologies and pedagogies.