Development of a concept note on a MOOC on protected area management
MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – are highly interactive online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access to all on the World Wide Web. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community of actors. MOOCs are a recent development in distance education, which began to emerge in 2012. MOOCs have the potential to enhance online education in developing countries by facilitating collaboration between people, places and technology. Francis Staub developed a concept note on the challenges and the opportunities to develop a MOOC on the management of Protected Areas in West and Central Africa.