University of Bayreuth Massive Open Online Courses
In September, 2019 the University of Bayreuth launched an innovative project that focuses on creating massive open online courses, MOOCs, in key academic areas.
A MOOC is an educational resource available worldwide and free of charge, which includes interactive elements, e.g. forum discussions, video conferences, and video with interlaced feedback.
MOOCs are excellent learning tools for different purposes: exam preparation, preparation for university studies, curiosity for academic knowledge, career enhancement, professional mobility, corporate training, personal learning, and more.
In 2012, the use of online learning increased and the number of online platforms offering MOOCs also grew. The most popular ones are edX, Coursera and FutureLearn, each having its own advantages and specialties.