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Create MOOCs to Make Your Non-profit Bigger and Better is a Course

Create MOOCs to Make Your Non-profit Bigger and Better

Ended Apr 2, 2018

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Full course description

Course Date:

Jan 22 - Apr 2, 2018


8 weeks


2 hrs/week



Course Type:



Badge, Certificate


The use of MOOCs as a new service delivery tool, thanks to their far-reaching capability, community-building capacity, and superior cost-efficiency, provides seemingly endless possibilities for non-profit visionaries to innovate their human services. But is a MOOC a suitable tool for your organization and your particular project? And how do you MOOC a human service?

The Toronto Foundation awarded CultureLink, Canada’s non-profit MOOC pioneer, the Vital Idea Grant in 2016 which enabled CultureLink to produce this MOOC to share their best practices in using MOOCs to advance social causes. Course participants will learn about the potential of using MOOCs to deliver human services and how to produce a Social MOOC.


Participants in this course will learn about:

  • The potential of using MOOCs to deliver human services
  • Needs assessments, goal setting, audience analysis, and topic selection
  • The notion of MOOCommunities, or building communities within MOOCs
  • MOOC curriculum design
  • Boot-strapping resource development for a social MOOC
  • Project management and production best practices

Target Audience: Nonprofit leaders, human services providers and managers in the social service sector.

Course is offered by CultureLink.

Course Instructors

Fei Tang

Fei Tang


Fei Tang is a Social Innovation Consultant, Curriculum Designer and MOOC Producer. As a MOOC production pioneer in Canada’s nonprofit sector, she has produced four MOOCs of different subjects to experiment with delivering social services on the MOOC platform. Her team produced the first so-called social MOOC in Canada, which reached more than 5,000 students. In June 2016, Fei Tang’s Social MOOC initiative won Toronto Foundation’s Vital Idea Award.