The Project

The Dying2Learn MOOC was an innovative online course developed by the CareSearch project. We ran the course four times, in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020. It aimed to help Australians feel more comfortable talking about death and dying. We did that by exploring different perspectives around death and dying in particular:

  • How we engage with death and dying, what language do we use and how do we remember people who have died,
  • Representations of death and dying in art, in books, in films and on TV,
  • What will we die of? How will we die? What is medicine doing about death?
  • Dying in a digital age and how do we use technology to find things, to share things and when grieving.

Nearly 5,000 people took part in the four MOOCs. The success of the MOOC has led us to rethink how to share this content. As part of the new CareSearch portal we developed the Dying2Learn Hub.

To celebrate the Last Dyign2Learn MOOC we created a booklet sharing content and perspectives.

Dying2Learn 2020 Booklet (10.34MB)

Last updated 02 August 2021