The MOOC "Time and the World" was conceptualized and developed by Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay. Development for the MOOC was supported by an additional top-up grant under the SAMKUL programme. After extensive discussions with other MOOC developers around the world, the model for open asynchronous MOOC was chosen for its flexibility and its modular nature. Chattopadhyay is also the designer and moderator for this site.
Audun Bjerknes from Centre for Learning, Innovation and Academic Development, University of Oslo, shot and developed the video content for the MOOC. Bjerknes is a video director, photographer and editor. His background is from both education and national television production, searching for the most emotionally evocative and intellectually innovative way to convey the ideas of an educational film. In this project he had the pleasure of being encouraged to use video effects, images and music to help create the kind of sci-fi mood of the video presentations of this course.