Written by Slavi Stoyanov
On behalf of the Open University of the Netherlands team Slavi Stoyanov presented the Handson project at the Sixth International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies held in Barcelona (7-9 July, 2014; http://iated.org/edulearn/announcement). The focus of the presentation was on the pedagogical approaches applied to the Handson MOOC course design. The project adopted the Learning Design Studio method but also adapted it through implementation of the First Principles of Instruction approach, some techniques from the recent developments in the software design and behavioural patterns of MOOC participants as identified by research. Approximately fifty delegates attended the presentation. Slavi Stoyanov also chaired a session on MOOCs.