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MOOC on Death and Dying



CareSearch, a palliative care website, are developing and running a ‘Massive Open Online Course’ (MOOC) on death, dying and palliative care in Australia (Dying2Learn). MOOCs are accessible, short, web-based courses.

They are free and anyone with a computer can access them. The CareSearch

MOOC will provide an opportunity for any Australian to openly and supportively discuss, learn, and contribute to discussions on issues around death and dying. The MOOC has been created for the general public in Australia, but everyone is invited to join us.

The MOOC will be conducted through the online learning platform OpenLearning, a company based in Australia that offers a social online learning platform that delivers over 1500 MOOCs worldwide. The MOOC is scheduled for release June 27th 2016. It will run for five weeks. It will include learning modules covering:

How does contemporary society engage with death and dying? How do we use language to describe it?

  • What does death look like?
  • How is death and dying portrayed in the media?
  • Social dying and biological dying: If death is the problem, is medicine the answer?
  • Digital dying: Death during the internet-age.

If you would like to find out more about this MOOC, or if you would like to register your interest please visit



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