Massive Open Online Courses
What are MOOCs?
Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs for short, are free online courses at university level that are accessible to interested parties worldwide. They usually consist of various forms of knowledge transfer. Educational content is conveyed with the help of short videos that can be accessed on-demand by participants. The content is applied directly in the form of tasks in the system and thus deepened. The courses usually last 6 to 10 weeks. They have the advantage that learners can access them regardless of time and location. They also provide access to many different target groups worldwide.
- Currently 30 MOOCs
- Around 200,000 enrollments
- Topics Business & Management, Hydrology, Communication Acoustics, Architecture, Theology, Lightweight Design
Where are the MOOCs available?
The MOOCs at RWTH are offered on the edX platform. It was founded in 2012 as a non-profit organization by the US-American universities MIT and Harvard. edX has more than 160 partners and offers over 3,600 courses on various topics. Currently, the platform is used by more than 42 million learners worldwide. All MOOCs of the RWTH can be found here.