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edX E-Learning Course Development by Matthew A. Gilbert

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Chapter 1. Getting Started

Curiosity is the engine of achievement.

According to Sir Ken Robinson—a leader in creativity, innovation, and human resource development—curiosity drives our desire to acquire knowledge. This educational exploration leads us to a deeper understanding of human creativity and intelligence.

Whether you are teaching in a traditional classroom or online in a learning management system, as an educator, it's your task to cultivate your students' curiosity. As education has evolved into an increasingly interactive experience, new online options have emerged to facilitate this function.

One emerging option is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). As defined by the Oxford Dictionary, a MOOC is "a course of study made available over ...

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