My apologies, just to clarify…

As a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) we suggest that those who would benefit most from this resource would be

* Those who have an interest in astronomy and are well versed in science
* Anyone who is in the process of / or has completed a University degree or higher education and wants to know more about the subject
* Anyone who has completed Senior High School, in particular completed science subjects
* Secondary science schools students who are gifted or are part of an extension class.

This course would not be useful to most middle school students or lower years.

The content is aimed at adults (not because of unsavoury content but because of the level it is pitched at).

Of those school teachers who received this email, I thought some of you may be interested, even if it isn't directly suitable for your use as a teaching resource.

Kind regards

From: Emma Donnelly <E.Donnelly@curtin.edu.au>
Date: Monday, 10 June 2013 3:57 PM
Subject: Free online astronomy course - Discovering the Universe through Science and Technology

In an exciting initiative, Curtin University invites you and your students to join us in our first free online study subject.


Titled Discovering the Universe through Science and Technology, the subject focuses on astronomy and will explore topics such as the evolution of the universe, the future of astronomy and the role technology plays in new discoveries.


The subject can be used as a unique teaching tool to get your students excited about science. Students will benefit from innovative features such as the use of a night sky simulation, and learn from scientists involved in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, a multibillion-dollar development that will build the most powerful radio telescope in history.


Discovering the Universe through Science and Technology will be delivered through the Open Universities Australia platform Open2Study and runs for four weeks from 1 July. Enrolments are now open.



The subject requires two to four hours of study per week, and a basic understanding of mathematics is desirable. Students who successfully complete the subject will receive a certificate of achievement they can use to demonstrate their interest in and passion for science.



To enrol or to find out further details about the subject and its modules, go here 


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