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5 OCTOBER: FIRST MOOC LAUNCHED, THE SECOND IS IN PROGRESS


The UT is currently working on two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). “Ultrasound Imaging: What Is Inside?”, will be launched on 5 October 2015. There are already more than 1000 registrations. De MOOC “Supply Chain Innovation” will follow at the end of this year. This form of online education gives the UT the opportunity to share Twente knowledge and specializations with a global audience.


It is impossible to imagine online education without the acronym MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses). In the summer of 2014, the Executive Board decided to invest in online education, and specifically in MOOCs. The design and development of a MOOC requires a wide range of skills. A good online course is more than just video images; tests, assignments and other learning activities are also offered.


The two teams of lecturers have been working since the autumn of 2014. They are supported by a project coordinator for each MOOC. Where necessary, there is also a support team formed from ICTS, M&C and CES for all activities that arise. This involves educational advice, including marketing and legal affairs. The UT has also entered into a partnership with Futurelearn.


“Ultrasound Imaging: What is inside?”

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Wiendelt Steenbergen during recording



The lead educator of the course is prof. Dr. Wiendelt Steenbergen. Registration is already open and the first online students will start on 5 October 2015. The course is particularly aimed at (future) students and professionals who work with equipment to which this applies. Would you like to know more, watch the trailer or register? Take a look here.



“Supply Chain Innovation”

Jos van Hillegersberg during recording



The second MOOC that is now being developed at the UT is entitled "Supply Chain Innovation". This will be available later this year. The lead educator of this course is prof. Dr. Jos van Hillegersberg. Professors from EWI, CTW and BMS are also involved.



More information

Would you like to know more about MOOCs and online education? See: www.utwente.nl/online-cursussen or contact Wytze Koopal, the coordinator of the MOOC Support Team.


Wytze Koopal, Jordy van Zandwijk