Why artsmooc? Arts-based subjects and ‘creativity’ in schools are under continued threat, university fees go far beyond many individuals affordability; creative skills and training are quickly becoming a preserve of the privileged few. There is also limited progress in the development of arts MOOCs and free and open online education.
Artsmooc will focus on addressing the digital/web literacies challenges based on the creative needs of its stakeholder groups by co-developing and creating new artsmooc learning environments and interest groups with and for its stakeholders.
Artsmooc will meet with a large and varied cross section of the creative industries, those who are providing existing face-to-face arts activities and projects, including: arts groups, organisations, industry etc. Artsmooc will offer new partnership and collaboration opportunities for enhancing and complimenting their current face-to-face offer with ‘MOOCs’ and virtual learning communities.
Artsmooc stakeholders and its affiliate partners will co-develop bespoke artsmooc course, working together across the sector to create new, dynamic and collaborative artsmoocs.