DelftX: OG101x Open Government – this a well constructed online course – it offers functionality to track progress, discussion boards and a wiki. It’s got nice features like a workload grid showing the estimated time for each activity. At first glance though the course seems very assessment heavy! With both a quiz and an assignment required each week. I’m assuming the quiz will be computer marked but I’m wondering how the assignment will be managed?
Each week there is one required paper and one recommended paper so far fewer than for my DEGC course! As a learning technologist I am impressed with the use of the technology, the videos are short and clear with subtitles and the transcript displayed alongside with clickable links. A PDF of the transcript and a PDF of the slides can also be downloaded. There are also options to speed up or slow the video. The video’s are hosted on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMYd2nAMgdM. But accessed from YouTube you don’t have all the additional content and the extra video player options such as the speed adjustments. The video has a licence CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 (as does all the course content) this is actually a slightly more restrictive Creative Commons licence because it can’t be used or remixed for commercial purposes (NC = Non commercial), and must be re-licensed under the same licence (SA = share alike) but it would let you remix or build on the video as long as it’s credited.