• About Brookes Open Online Courses Moodle

  • About MOOCs

  • Privacy and Security

  • Credit for the Virtual Classrooms

Brookes Open Online Courses is a development environment for open and social learning implementing a Learning Space using WordPress and Moodle. The Moodle here is used to host open access cources, or MOOCs, so far mostly runs of First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

More information about the platform.

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are a recent innovation in educational development and have attracted great interest in the higher education community. A MOOC is by itself a “non-defined pedagogical format to organize learning / teaching / training on a specific topic in a more informal collaborative way” (MOOC Guide). The past year has seen tremendous proliferation of MOOCS and several different types of MOOC have been identified: Dave Cormier has produced a very useful four minute video.

With great thanks to CCK11, the FSLT Course has a firm commitment to privacy. This document discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices.


As is the case with all web servers, vistors' IP addresses to our course sites are logged. We may review this from time to time to gather statistical information, but do not track individual IP address browsing information. We may otherwise use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website.

This site contains links to other sites. The FSLT Course is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

We do not share any information about our visitors with any other site or entity, aside from data such as the number of hits, impressions and unique users. We are careful to scrub any and all information to remove any personal identifying marks prior to dissemination.

E-mail lists

We have several mailing lists. We do not give or sell our subscriber to anyone, nor do we use it for any other purpose than FSLT Course news and updates. The information you may have provided is kept strictly confidential. If used to generate demographics the list is scrubbed of any and all information to remove any personal identifying marks prior to dissemination.


The FSLT Course sites use cookies for identification purposes. Cookies are not used to track your movements and cookie information is not knowingly supplied to any external party.

Public Forums

This site makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Additional security is provided by our Internet Service Provider.


You may opt out from any mailings from the course by emailing groberts@brookes.ac.uk


The FSLT Course gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided.

  1. Email groberts@brookes.ac.uk
  2. Update your personal information on the Moodle site

Contacting the Website

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact groberts@brookes.ac.uk

For three years now Open Online Courses at Oxford Brookes University has been using a virtual classroom kindly provided on a complementary basis by Sylvia Currie through the SCoPE community in the BCcampus programme. BCcampus serves British Columbia’s post-secondary sector. The publicly-funded programme aims to develop an open future for teaching practices and educational resources and is committed to being “open in everything we do”. Sylvia works in the Professional Learning division of BCcampus where she supports leaders of several Communities of Practice. She stewards two communities for educational practitioners: SCoPE and ETUG, and coordinates online and face to-face-workshops, conferences, and a variety of other events. She is also involved in the development of the Learn Together Collaboratory and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Collaborative.

British Columbia, BCcampus, SCoPE, Sylvia, thank you!