Book Chapter

Realising the Potential of MOOCs in Developing Capacity for Tertiary Education Managers

Nguyen Chinh, Heather Davis, Geoff Sharrock, Kay Hempsall

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION: CONCEPTS, METHODOLOGIES, TOOLS, AND APPLICATIONS | IGI GLOBAL | Published : 2017

Abstract

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.