massive open online course understanding dementia

Massive open online course (MOOC) is one of the fastest growing phenomenon in recent times. As the name suggest these are online courses that use the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) format. These are mainly aimed at everyone and anyone who is interested to learn and improve upon a topic.

Preventing Dementia (University of Tasmania)

Preventing Dementia (University of Tasmania)

Preventing Dementia is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offering university-quality education about the latest research in dementia risk and protective factors. The free 4-week course provides an opportunity to engage with the perspectives of a global community, without requiring exams or assignments. This course runs twice a year […]Select ratingGive it 1/10Give it 2/10Give it 3/10Give it 4/10Give it 5/10Give it 6/10Give it 7/10Give it 8/10Give it 9/10Give it 10/10Cancel ratingAverage: 10 (2 votes)DementiaPreventing DementiaBrainDementia CarePsychological DisordersNeuroscienceHealthcareMindHealthCognitive

Understanding Dementia (University of Tasmania)

Understanding Dementia (University of Tasmania)

Understanding Dementia is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offering university-quality education about the latest in dementia research and care. This free course provides an opportunity to engage with the perspectives of an international community, without requiring exams or assignments. This course is free and runs twice a year […]Select ratingGive it 1/10Give it 2/10Give it 3/10Give it 4/10Give it 5/10Give it 6/10Give it 7/10Give it 8/10Give it 9/10Give it 10/10Cancel ratingAverage: 7 (2 votes)DementiaSciencePsychological DisordersNeuroscienceMindMemoryMedicineHuman DiseasesHealthcareHealthDiseaseCognitiveCareBrain

Global Disease Masterclass: Non-communicable Diseases (Coursera)

Global Disease Masterclass: Non-communicable Diseases (Coursera)

Welcome to this course on the aetiology, epidemiology and interventions for non-communicable diseases of the Global Diseases Masterclass. We’ve selected four disease areas and will go through each in turn. The diseases we’ve chosen are: Colorectal Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), Dementia, and Diabetes. We have selected these non-communicable diseases […]Select ratingGive it 1/10Give it 2/10Give it 3/10Give it 4/10Give it 5/10Give it 6/10Give it 7/10Give it 8/10Give it 9/10Give it 10/10Cancel ratingNo votes yetGlobal Disease Masterclass SpecializationHealthPublic HealthDiabetesDementiaCardiovascular DiseaseColorectal CancerDiseasesEpidemiologyAetiologyGlobal DiseaseCoursera PlusView more details Feb 7th 2022 Course AuditingCourseraImperial College LondonHealth & SocietyBeginner4 Weeks5-10 Hours/Week 32.00 EUR/monthEnglishFrenchPortugueseRussianEnglishSpanish

Understanding Memory: Explaining the Psychology of Memory through Movies (Coursera)

Understanding Memory: Explaining the Psychology of Memory through Movies (Coursera)

Welcome to Understanding Memory. Someone once said that memory is fascinating because sometimes we forget what we want to remember, sometimes we remember what we want to forget, and sometimes we remember events that never happened or never happened the way we remember them. I want to show you […]Select ratingGive it 1/10Give it 2/10Give it 3/10Give it 4/10Give it 5/10Give it 6/10Give it 7/10Give it 8/10Give it 9/10Give it 10/10Cancel ratingAverage: 4 (4 votes)Memory PsychologyMemoryForgetfulnessDementiaAmnesiaMemory MoviesMemory ProcessesFilmPsychologyMovieCoursera PlusView more details Feb 7th 2022 Course AuditingCourseraWesleyan UniversitySocial SciencesMixed5-12 Weeks1-4 Hours/Week 42.00 EUREnglishHungarianChineseEnglishGreekCatalanKoreanSpanish

Knowledge and Skills for Dementia Care: the SSLD Approach (Coursera)

Knowledge and Skills for Dementia Care: the SSLD Approach (Coursera)

This course is designed and produced by Professor Ka Tat Tsang of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work in collaboration with the Institute for Life Course and Aging at the University of Toronto. This course aims to inform learners about dementia and dementia care from an SSLD perspective, including, […]Select ratingGive it 1/10Give it 2/10Give it 3/10Give it 4/10Give it 5/10Give it 6/10Give it 7/10Give it 8/10Give it 9/10Give it 10/10Cancel ratingNo votes yetDementia CareDementiaSSLDPatient CareHealthCoursera PlusView more details Jan 24th 2022 Course AuditingCourseraUniversity of TorontoHealth & SocietyBeginner5-12 Weeks5-10 Hours/Week 39.00 EUREnglishEnglish

Living with Dementia: Impact on Individuals, Caregivers, Communities and Societies (Coursera)

Living with Dementia: Impact on Individuals, Caregivers, Communities and Societies (Coursera)

Health professionals and students, family caregivers, friends of and affected individuals, and others interested in learning about dementia and quality care will benefit from completing the course. Led by Drs. Nancy Hodgson and Laura Gitlin, participants will acquire foundational knowledge in the care of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and […]Select ratingGive it 1/10Give it 2/10Give it 3/10Give it 4/10Give it 5/10Give it 6/10Give it 7/10Give it 8/10Give it 9/10Give it 10/10Cancel ratingCancel ratingGive it 1/10Give it 2/10Give it 3/10Give it 4/10Give it 5/10Give it 6/10Give it 7/10Give it 8/10Give it 9/10Give it 10/10Average: 6 (4 votes)DementiaDementia CareQuality CareCareAlzheimerNeurocognitive DisordersCaregivingHealthHealthcareCaregiverPatient CareCoursera PlusView more details Jan 24th 2022 Course AuditingCourseraJohns Hopkins UniversitySocial SciencesHealth & SocietyBeginner5-12 Weeks5-10 Hours/Week 41.00 EUREnglishFrenchPortugueseChineseRussianEnglishSpanish

Understanding Brain Health: Preventing Dementia (FutureLearn)

Understanding Brain Health: Preventing Dementia (FutureLearn)

Learn how early detection and protecting brain health can help to reduce the risk of brain diseases that lead to dementia. Advance your knowledge of dementia prevention with Brain Health Scotland. This course offers an up-to-date exploration of dementia prevention, from early disease detection to positive brain health […]Select ratingGive it 1/10Give it 2/10Give it 3/10Give it 4/10Give it 5/10Give it 6/10Give it 7/10Give it 8/10Give it 9/10Give it 10/10Cancel ratingCancel ratingGive it 1/10Give it 2/10Give it 3/10Give it 4/10Give it 5/10Give it 6/10Give it 7/10Give it 8/10Give it 9/10Give it 10/10No votes yetDementiaBrain HealthHealthBrain DisordersNeurodegenerative DiseasesView more details Dec 20th 2021 Course AuditingFutureLearnUniversity of EdinburghBrain Health ScotlandHealth & Society4 Weeks1-4 Hours/Week 39.00 EUREnglish

Dementia and the Arts: Sharing Practice, Developing Understanding and Enhancing Lives (FutureLearn)

Dementia and the Arts: Sharing Practice, Developing Understanding and Enhancing Lives (FutureLearn)

Explore, challenge and shape your perceptions of dementia through science and the creative arts. Creating a society that supports and includes those of us who are living with a dementia is a major challenge – and opportunity. In this course you will discover how the arts can create a […]Select ratingGive it 1/10Give it 2/10Give it 3/10Give it 4/10Give it 5/10Give it 6/10Give it 7/10Give it 8/10Give it 9/10Give it 10/10Cancel ratingCancel ratingGive it 1/10Give it 2/10Give it 3/10Give it 4/10Give it 5/10Give it 6/10Give it 7/10Give it 8/10Give it 9/10Give it 10/10Average: 2 (4 votes)ArtCreative ArtsEqualityDementiaCreativityView more details Sep 13th 2021 Course AuditingFutureLearnCreated Out of MindUniversity College LondonArt and CultureHealth & Society4 Weeks1-4 Hours/Week 54.00 EUREnglish

Application of Digital Health Interventions (FutureLearn)

Application of Digital Health Interventions (FutureLearn)

Research on digital heath interventions in mental health. In this course, you’ll learn digital health applications on complex diseases. Based on WHO guidelines, digital health intervention is defined as a discrete functionality of digital technology that is applied to achieve health objectives. We will explore research on the development […]Select ratingGive it 1/10Give it 2/10Give it 3/10Give it 4/10Give it 5/10Give it 6/10Give it 7/10Give it 8/10Give it 9/10Give it 10/10Cancel ratingCancel ratingGive it 1/10Give it 2/10Give it 3/10Give it 4/10Give it 5/10Give it 6/10Give it 7/10Give it 8/10Give it 9/10Give it 10/10No votes yetDigital HealthHealthMental HealthDigital TechnologyStressMental DisordersStress DiseasesInsomniaDepressionSchizophreniaCognitive Behavioral TherapyCBTDementiaPatient CareHealthcareDigital Health InterventionMental IllnesseHealth ApplicationView more details Feb 8th 2021 Course AuditingFutureLearnTaipei Medical UniversityCS: Information & TechnologyHealth & Society4 Weeks1-4 Hours/Week 54.00 EUREnglish

Foundations in Dementia (FutureLearn)

Foundations in Dementia (FutureLearn)

Discover better ways to support people with dementia. Explore signs and symptoms, interventions, support networks and more. Gain expert knowledge and skills to care for individuals living with dementia. Dementia is becoming more common worldwide. On this course, you will learn to understand people with dementia and to care […]Select ratingGive it 1/10Give it 2/10Give it 3/10Give it 4/10Give it 5/10Give it 6/10Give it 7/10Give it 8/10Give it 9/10Give it 10/10Cancel ratingCancel ratingGive it 1/10Give it 2/10Give it 3/10Give it 4/10Give it 5/10Give it 6/10Give it 7/10Give it 8/10Give it 9/10Give it 10/10No votes yetDementiaMental HealthHealthDementia SymptomsPain ManagementView more details Feb 1st 2021 Course AuditingFutureLearnThe University of NottinghamHealth & SocietyMedicine & Pharmacology5-12 Weeks1-4 Hours/Week 59.00 EUREnglish

Understanding Dementia MOOC

Are you involved in the care of people with dementia and would like to understand better how to help them? Or are you professionally interested in dementia from a research, policy or public health platform? Then this MOOC is for you.

Understanding Dementia is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offering university-quality education about the latest in dementia research and care. This free course provides an opportunity to engage with the perspectives of an international community, without requiring exams or assignments.

Understanding Dementia is designed to be accessible and appealing to people from diverse backgrounds, including:

  • Health professionals
  • Community and residential facility support staff
  • People in the early stages of the disease, their families and carers
  • Social scientists
  • Health policymakers
  • Individuals with a general interest in dementia

Understanding Dementia addresses the foremost issues surrounding dementia, providing avenues for discussion as well as rich global networking opportunities to engage with this major international health Issue. The course provides knowledge designed to maximise quality of life across the trajectory of dementia for people with the condition, their families and carers.

Enrolments are now open for the next course which begins on July 7. For more information please click here.


Is the Understanding Dementia Massive Open Online Course Accessible and Effective for Everyone? Native Versus Non-Native English Speakers

  • Sarang KimUniversity of Tasmania
  • Aidan BindoffUniversity of Tasmania
  • Maree FarrowUniversity of Tasmania
  • Fran McInerneyUniversity of Tasmania
  • Jay BorchardUniversity of Tasmania
  • Kathleen DohertyUniversity of Tasmania

DOI: https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v22i3.5380Keywords: massive open online course, dementia, effectiveness, accessible, non-English speakers, MOOC

Abstract

Most massive open online courses (MOOCs) are offered in English, including those offered by non-English speaking universities. The study investigated an identified English language dementia MOOC’s accessibility and effectiveness in improving the dementia knowledge of non-native English speaker participants. A total of 6,389 enrolees (age range 18–82 years; 88.4% female) from 67 countries was included in analyses. Dementia knowledge was measured by the Dementia Knowledge Assessment Scale (DKAS) before and after the MOOC completion. Rates of completion were also compared. Native English speakers (n = 5,320) were older, more likely to be female, less likely to be employed, and had lower educational attainment than non-native English speakers (n = 1025). Native English speakers were also more likely to care for or have cared for a family member or friend living with dementia than were non-native English speakers. Native English speakers had a significantly higher DKAS score both pre- (M = 33.0, SD = 9.3) and post-MOOC (M = 44.2, SD = 5.5) than did non-native English speakers (M = 31.7, SD = 9.1; and M = 40.7, SD = 7.7 for pre- and post-MOOC, respectively). Non-native English speakers with low pre-MOOC dementia knowledge scores gained significantly less dementia knowledge following course completion than did native English speakers (p <.001, adjusted for age and education). There was no significant difference between the two groups in their likelihood of completing the MOOC. Our findings suggest that non-native English speakers are motivated and able to complete the MOOC at similar rates to native English speakers, but the MOOC is a more effective educational intervention for native English speakers with low dementia knowledge.

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