26 October 2017
MOOCs are massive open online courses. Participants join the online course and meet other learners from around the world. Learning is as easy and natural as chatting with a group of friends. They learn with experts who’ll share their experience through videos, articles, quizzes and discussions.
This MOOC on Understanding Autism had been designed by Tizard Centre at the University of Kent. It is free to join and runs from 13 November for 4 weeks. International participants are particularly welcome.
The MOOC has been co-designed with autistic people and will cover:
- What is autism… and does it exist?
- Social communication skills
- Sensory sensitivities and repetitive behaviours
- Co-occurring conditions
- Strengths and difficulties of people on the autism spectrum
- Lived experiences of people on the autism spectrum
Participants study in their own time (roughly 4 hours per week to cover the materials). If you have any queries please contact Dr Jill Bradshaw at J.Bradshaw@kent.ac.uk
To register/enroll or to look at the online information: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/autism#section-dates