Journal article

Promoting Evidence Based Nutrition Education Across the World in a Competitive Space: Delivering a Massive Open Online Course

Simone Gibson, Melissa Adamski, Michelle Blumfield, Janeane Dart, Chiara Murgia, Evelyn Volders, Helen Truby

Nutrients | MDPI | Published : 2020

Abstract

The internet is the fastest growing source of nutrition information for consumers. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) provide and avenue for nutrition professionals' urgent need to respond to consumer demand for low-cost, accessible and engaging information. This research aimed to evaluate learner participation and perceptions in an evidence-based nutrition MOOC and provide recommendations for engaging international online lay audiences. Learners completed pre and post course surveys including quantitative and open-ended questions. Pre-course surveys collected demographic data, prior nutrition knowledge and motivations for doing the course. Post-course surveys evaluated their preferred lear..

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