Frequently Asked Questions
Nothing, they are free!
A MOOC is a massive open online course. Massive, because it attracts a cohort larger than traditional university courses; Open, because it's free; Online, because you can access it on the Web from anywhere in the world; and Course because … it's a course.
Yes, sometimes there are pre-requisites. You will need to check the course details to determine these. For example, the Physiotherapy MOOC requires participants to be either enrolled in a physiotherapy course or have completed a physiotherapy course. Pre-requisites are sometimes set to ensure the online discussions are appropriate.
The next course will commence in May 2016. It will be for physiotherapists.
No. There is no live or real-time material, so you can log on and complete the content at any time within the 5 week time frame of the course. Therefore, you can complete the course if you are in a different time zone, or wish to participate at different times of the day.
These courses are primarily intended for students and junior clinicians interested in spinal cord injuries. You will need to check the course details to see the intended audience of the different courses run through this website.
Yes, the courses have been designed to allow participants to complete all content online.
The courses typically run for 5 weeks.
Approximately 3 hours per week. There will be additional reading and learning activities for those who wish to do more.
The number of people doing any particular course may vary from 80 to 4,000. The first physiotherapy course we ran had 3,500 people.
The courses will run periodically throughout each year. The discipline-specific courses will probably run each year. The courses will be advertised through the ISCoS website.
Yes, if you pass the final test you will automatically be able to download a free certificate of completion/participation.
Yes there is a final test.
Yes, you will be able to access and read all the content on tablets and mobile devices.