MOOCs - Massive Open Online Courses

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are in vogue: universities open their courses to a worldwide public and millions participate. In the USA, MOOCs are already an integral part of university teaching, and in Germany, too, the number of these publicly open online courses, which can be run flexibly, is now increasing. MOOCs combine parts of knowledge transfer and interactive elements to promote skills. They include video units and quizzes/tasks, for example, as well as forums for discussion and mutual exchange. Depending on the platform, further inputs can be integrated in a targeted manner, for example through live chats or video conferences with experts.

We offer a wide range of support for the creation of own MOOCs and other video-based teaching formats. We are happy to advise and support you in the production and implementation of corresponding courses.

Current MOOC courses in which the ZML has participated

MOOCs against chronic postponement

Procrastination is an everyday phenomenon that most people are probably familiar with: A deadline is approaching, and you should be studying or working. But instead of doing the task immediately, you are busy with other things like surfing the internet or cleaning. Time is getting scarcer and the pressure is increasing...

At the Chair of Applied Psychology, together with the Center for Media Learning, a video-based online course was developed to help people deal with their postponement behavior. In ten weeks, this modularly structured Massive Open Online Course provides the scientific background and offers support to reflect and change one's own behaviour!

The MOOC starts on 01.01.2021. A link to registration is here.


MOOC: Key perspectives

On behalf of the Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs of Baden-Württemberg, the ZML developed a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) as a central advanced training offer for the guiding perspectives of the new Education Plans 2016. The MOOC is aimed at teachers, especially from Baden-Württemberg. The course provides comprehensive information about the guiding perspectives of the Education Plans 2016 for Baden-Württemberg and offers suggestions for implementation in class. The course consists of seven chapters. After the introductory week, the following six weekly units are each devoted to a key perspective of the Education Plan 2016.

The online-based format allows for flexible familiarization through videos, quizzes, tasks and discussions in forums moderated by representatives of the Ministry of Culture and the ZML.

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We have already been involved in a number of successfully implemented MOOCs. In the MOOC archive you will find MOOCs that have already expired.