Abstract—Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC) provides a flexible and engaging learning environment. A MOOC in Apparel Technology facilitates a comprehensive e-Learning platform, with a variety of instructional videos and technical resources, which will foster a technical foundation in pattern cutting and sewing for learners. Apparel technology is a core skill for fashion design students; however, universities only address a limited range of construction techniques within their curriculum. Students work towards model size apparel for their graduate fashion shows, which limit the learner’s knowledge in developing apparel for different body shapes. A MOOC in Apparel Technology would facilitate learners with the skills and knowledge to develop apparel for different sizes and figure shapes, with fit assessment and problem-based forums on fit solutions. With many retailers now providing a global platform for the sales of clothing, the sizing of women’s clothing is an area of concern in the fashion industry, ‘one size does not fit all’. The inconsistencies in garment sizing can contribute to the dissatisfaction of garment fit, leaving women unable to find, or know, what size fits their body shape. MOOC incorporates an innovative design and e-Learning platform, in a less structured approach, which harnesses learning in an interactive setting, with online interactions prompting learners to collaborate, share ideas and examples, in a less structured environment.
Index Terms—MOOC, e-learning, apparel technology, pattern cutting, women’s figure shapes.
Tanya Dove is with Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite:Tanya Dove, "Facilitating Teaching and Learning with Made to Measure Fashion Design and Creation MOOC Courses," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 10, no. 10, pp. 792-796, 2020.Copyright © 2020 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).