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The IWP's massive open online courses (MOOCs) offer opportunities for interactive learning in creative writing and literature to unlimited numbers of participants around the world. MOOCs offer prerecorded video lectures provided by contributing authors, including IWP Fall Residents and University of Iowa professors; live and asynchronous discussion-based instruction provided by highly qualified teaching teams; reading and writing assignments; and inclusive community-based feedback. Supported by the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the University of Iowa, each IWP MOOC is designed to provide global access to creative writing education and cultural exchange. The IWP's MOOCs have enrolled over 47,000 participants from 197 countries.

MOOCs are available free of charge; there are no registration fees or application requirements. An entirely *optional* Certificate of Completion may be purchased at the end of the course for 60 USD, if desired.

No MOOCs are planned for 2020.

Past MOOC course materials are available for free at:

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Past MOOCs

To view our past MOOCs, please visit the Past Digital Learning Programming page for an overview and find free course content at

For inquiries about our MOOCs or other online programming, please email us at

DIgital learning mooc-pack library

In order to support access to education for all, every time we create a MOOC, we also create a MOOC-Pack. A MOOC-Pack provides a MOOC’s core content, packaged with a how-to guide and extra instructional materials. Using a MOOC-Pack, anyone can lead a writing class or a study group. To browse our MOOC-Packs, please visit the Digital Learning MOOC-Pack Library website.

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