MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) - Media Learning in the 21st Century
MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are a current trend in higher education: Universities are opening up access to their courses for a global audience and millions have signed up. In the US, MOOCs are already a permanent feature of academic teaching. In Germany, too, the number of these freely accessible and flexible online courses is growing.
MOOCs combine knowledge transfer with interactive elements aimed at fostering competencies. They include video clips, quizzes and tasks and provide forums for discussion and mutual exchange. Depending on the type of platform used, there is the possibility of purposefully integrating further inputs, e.g. live chats or video conferences.
With its eLearning services, ZML offers a wide range of support options related to the production of MOOCs and other video-based teaching formats at KIT and is a successful project partner and service provider in this field. Besides offering advice and support in the production and implementation of online courses, we also participate in the advancement of higher education and contribute to strategy formulation and the development of suitable frameworks at KIT and beyond.