Today iversity and Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft announced the ten winners of the MOOC Production Fellowship contest.
Each Fellow will receive €25.000 to implement the concepts they presented during the public voting phase of the contest. The ten winners were judged by a jury of experts based on public votes, an innovative teaching concept, smart usage of technology solutions or the integration into an existing institutional structure. Besides the grant, winners also receive ongoing support during and after the creation of their MOOCs through the production and marketing phase.
The grant can be used freely but the Fellows need to assure that the course is being produced based on the criteria and the timetable between July 2013 and July 2014. During that time period the MOOCs cannot be commercialized and are hosted on iversity, exclusively. After that period the MOOC creators are free to do whatever they like with their courses including monetization.
The ten winning MOOCs cover a wide variety of subject matters ranging from DNA to the future of storytelling. You can find the complete list of winners with detailed descriptions of the respective MOOCs and the possibility to enroll on the MOOC Production Fellowship website or on iversity.