The Changing University: Inside Nottingham – a post just for University Nottingham (UK, China and Malaysia) colleagues
An earlier post invited views on the possibility of a University of Nottingham professional services NOOC (Nottingham Open Online Course). Following much discussion and a great deal of work by many colleagues a first four week course is about to launch.
In just a few days from now (Monday 13 October to be precise) we will launch a new NOOC designed especially for staff working in professional services across the University, in Malaysia, China and the UK. The course, ‘The Changing University: Inside Nottingham’, covers the ways in which the University works and how different parts of the professional services operate. During the four week course we will also explore what it means to work at a leading global university and how gaining a better understanding of professional behaviours can help with developing careers.
The course is entirely online and uses Moodle, the University’s online learning platform, and will require a time commitment of around 2-3 hours per week. The course begins with an overview of universities and an insight into how they work including the role of professional services, the regulations that govern us, how our large numbers of staff collaborate and work together and the challenges that face the University as we look forward to 2020.
One of the really important elements of the course will be the opportunity to work with, learn from and collaborate with colleagues from across all of our campuses. The first NOOC run by the University, on Sustainability, attracted hundreds of staff and students from the UK, China and Malaysia who engaged enthusiastically with its contents. You can find a brief note about the Sustainability NOOC here.
Whilst ‘The Changing University’ is intended just for staff working in professional services and not students, we are really hoping for similar levels of participation and engagement across the campuses.
You can find full details of ‘The Changing University: Inside Nottingham’ and how to join on the course page.
Do sign up and get involved with learning more about the University and the work of professional services.