Mooc legacy
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Design Pattern: MOOC Legacy


Create an open archive to extend the life of a course beyond its final assessment point or closing week. 



MOOC legacy to extend the openness beyond the final assessment ponit / closure of the course.



Closing the course down alters its "open" status and so creating a legacy format for the course ameliorates this problem and facilitates expectation management for repeat sessions.



Once a course ends the material goes into hibernation. Creating a legacy can reduce or remove this situation. This maintains the course's status as Open.


Used alongside adjacent platform then cross posting / hosting can achieve a legacy by leaving the content on active platforms post the closure of the course.

Export content from the MOOC and repurpose via alternative tools elsewhere.

 Make sure that the open archive is on a platform that is not contigent on regular support etc.

Examples (headless)


This approach has also been used with the OLDS-MOOC which remains available as an open archive of resources and materials at

Also the OCTEL MOOC delivered via ALT at


Data and References


Author(s): Yishay Mor, Steven Warburton
Published at: 19 Jun 2015 08:20 GMT
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