Table 1

What did people with type 2 diabetes want to achieve from the massive open online course (MOOC)?

Response themeResponses (%)
Improve glycaemic control50
General understanding of diabetes42
Dietary advice24
Diabetes remission12
Latest information/knowledge update11
Diabetes complications10
Weight loss advice8
Improve self-management motivation7
Reducing/avoiding medication6
Improve self-management confidence4
  • Based on 367 free-text responses from people with type 2 diabetes to the question ‘What would you like the course to help you achieve?’ in precourse survey. All responses underwent coding by two independent coders. When coding was inconsistent, consensus was reached by discussion. The 10 most frequently referenced themes are presented. Results presented as percentage of user responses that made references to individual themes.