UCL researchers create first massive open online course on four less-common forms of dementia

Researchers at University College London have created the first massive open online course on four of the less-common forms of dementia. Developed by Timothy Shakespeare, with Sebastian Crutch and Nick Fox, "The Many Faces of Dementia" will kick off on March 14. Over the course of a month -— two hours per week for autosomal-dominant AD, frontotemporal dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, and posterior cortical atrophy -— learners can watch videos, read articles, and take quizzes while discussing the content with fellow learners.

The aim is to share the information gathered about these poorly understood conditions with a global audience. Hosted by FutureLearn, a social learning platform owned by The Open University, the MOOC features documentary video interviews and research stories, and online articles and quizzes.

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