Boom in Scottish Tourism and in Film and TV production to be enhanced by Edinburgh University and National Museums of Scotland’ MOOC

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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:

Tourism spending in Scotland surges ahead of UK figure

‘Outlander links see visitors to historic sites soaring’

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.

http://www.insider.co.uk/news/legacy-jacobites-online-course-launched-11191208

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2 thoughts on “Boom in Scottish Tourism and in Film and TV production to be enhanced by Edinburgh University and National Museums of Scotland’ MOOC

  1. Lollysmum September 18, 2017 / 10:39 am

    The question is whose version of Scottish history will it be? England’s cleaned up version hiding its clearances & colonisation of Scotland or the history that isn’t told in Scots schools but should be.

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  2. johnrobertson834 September 18, 2017 / 10:52 am

    Yes that is a worry given the dominance of Edinburgh Uni by English academics. Mind you, Outlander is pretty clear on Redcoat atrocities. Cameron had it delayed on UK TV until after 2014.

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