Introducing MOOC School

Go back to school and drive improvements by creating your own online learning course

Cohort 04 runs May 2020 – Applications open until 27 March 2020

Have you thought about the opportunity to engage hundreds or even thousands of people in online improvement learning? Do you want to learn how to run your own interactive and collaborative online learning events?

NHS England and NHS Improvement will be running “MOOC School” – a series of webinars sharing best practice to guide you through how you can go about setting up and running your own online learning event.

MOOC stands for massive open online course, but the style and skills needed equally apply to collaborative online courses, interactive learning webinars or social events. The webinars will take you through the principles of building an interactive, collaborative online learning event from concept to completion. For those who want it, the webinars will also teach you how to use the QI Learning Platform – a fantastic resource enabling users to engage participants in a lively and interactive way.

The series is entirely free to participate in and will be led by experts in online improvement learning in health and care – the team behind the award-nominated Improvement Fundamentals programme!

Consisting of seven sessions over six weeks, half being live training sessions and half self-paced project work.

The next cohort of MOOC School will be running on the following dates:

Webinar number Date and time (UK) Webinar topic
0 Tuesday 5 May 2020
10:00am – 11:30 am
Induction – Find out if this is the right course for your needs
1 Tuesday 19 May
10.00am – 12:30pm
Teaching and learning skills for design and planning
2 Wednesday 20 May
10.00am – 12:30pm
Designing assessment and certification of learning
3 Tuesday 26 May
10.00am – 12:30pm
MOOC features and developing materials
4 Wednesday 27 May
10.00am – 12:30pm
Design and collect evidence of evaluation and improvements
5 Tuesday 2 June
10.00am – 12:30pm
Building a social network for your alumni and online facilitation skills
6 Wednesday 3 June
10.00am – 12:30pm
Assessment planning and going forward
4 – 15 August 2020 Assessment period


As part of the programme, you will work toward creating and delivering a 30 minute Learning event. This can be a work-place or personal project, delivered as an online course, webinar or social media event.

How to apply

Places on MOOC School are limited and will be allocated following an application process. To apply, please fill out this form and email it to by 5pm on Friday on 27 March 2020.

Each session is different and participants are asked to attend all the sessions. If you are not able to join these dates, future dates will be available later in the year.