About MOOCs

Massively open online courses (MOOCs) are learning platforms delivering high-quality content to hundreds or thousands of simultaneous users. MOOCs are courses designed around learning modules that include reading, video, homework exercises, quizzes, and in some cases final exams. Most MOOCs offer certificates of completion for continuing education credit. When offered by an educational institution, MOOCs can be for-credit courses that count toward degree requirements.

The IEEE Education Society creates MOOCs to help educate its members and the public. Each MOOC is announced through membership email and social media. Participants come from all over the world and collaborate together while learning something new about educating engineers and computer scientists.

Upcoming Society Sponsored MOOCs

Educational Robotics for all: Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion in STEAM⧉

  • Course will open on 15 October 2020
  • Abstract: Robotics and computational thinking are valuable tools for developing the pedagogy of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEAM), and for promoting the inclusion and integration of students. We currently have a multitude of robotic teaching tools at our disposal. These tools arise with the aim of promoting innovation and motivation of students during the learning process. Robots are more and more common in today's society. Therefore, it is important to integrate robots at all levels of our daily lives. This course focuses on the presentation of a combination of teaching methodologies, educational robotics tools and a student learning management methodology. All of this within a framework focused on strengthening the presence of women and other under-represented groups in engineering.

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Past Society Sponsored MOOCs

Open Education and OERs Repositories⧉, the first MOOC of the Education Society, under the IEEEx program in edX.

  • Course offered in July 2017, October 2017 and March 2020
  • Abstract: This course offers a practitioner’s view of open education, open educational resources, repositories and applications for educators and professionals. This 5-week course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which open education and open educational resources are changing the rules of education. The purpose of the course is to help faculty and professionals dedicated to education to understand the advantages of open education and how they can apply it to their everyday teaching.



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