I know. What on earth is a MOOC? Well, mature readers, it’s a ‘Massive Open-access Online Course’ put together from mainly existing online resources and structured by academics to help learners work their individualised ways through it. In this case the MOOC is based on the history of the Jacobite rebellions and is designed to take advantage of and hopefully further boost the current boom in Scottish tourism which has in part been credited to the popularity of the Outlander TV series. See these recent reports:
The MOOC will be titled ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie and The Jacobites’. You can, of course, get an idea of the number of online resources on the period yourself just by Googling ‘Jacobites’. The more independent learners amongst US tourists could probably get by this way, MOOC-free, but I’m sure the course will have added-value and improve the coherence of the experience.