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Massive Open Online Courses: MOOCs at TUM

TUM offers a range of free online courses, accessible from anywhere in the world. Referred to as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), these modern video lectures bring education opportunities to a global audience, at the same time enriching the university’s teaching repertoire. TUM publishes its MOOCs on platforms targeted at an international audience. It was the first German university to establish non-exclusive partnerships with renowned American providers such as Coursera and edX.

Focused preparation for a master's degree: MOOCs for Masters is a new initiative at TUM that aims to help prepare students for successful master’s degree studies. The initiative will fund a number of MOOCs on topics connected to TUM’s international graduate programs. Learn more: MOOCs for Masters

Massive Open Online Courses: Free online courses that can be attended by any number of people, from any location and at any time. There are no access restrictions. Video sequences are supplemented by scripts and other learning tools, including interactive elements. Participants communicate through forums and social networks. Detailed information from TUM's media center (in German)

Producing a MOOC at TUM's custom-designed studio
Behind the scenes of TUM's custom-designed MOOC studioImage: Andreas Heddergott

Impressive commitment: TUM has earmarked EUR 250,000 for the production and hosting of five top-quality MOOCs in 2013. To facilitate production, the media center has set up its own studio. Produce a MOOC

Courses offered

Upcoming courses

Available course material

There are currently no open sessions but the course material is available on the platforms:

MOOCs in action: TUM’s online courses are not intended to replace a regular degree program. However, they can enhance the university’s teaching repertoire. For example, they can be used to prepare for a course of study, to supplement lectures or to complete practical exercises (a combination known as blen¬ded lear¬ning). They also support ongoing learning.

Improve your English: Students at TUM can earn ECTS credits when they participate in an English-language MOOC. To do this, they submit a request to attend a particular online course to the language center. They meet regularly with a lecturer and write multiple original papers in English, which are used to assess their language skills. When they pass the “Guided English Self-Study” course, they will receive ECTS credits. This is a pilot project. Language Center: English

 

 

Platform providers

To make MOOCs available to the public, TUM established non-exclusive partnerships with the following renowned American platform providers:

  • Coursera: Stanford University spin-off with over 12 million users and more than 115 education partners worldwide.
  • edX: Founded as a cooperation between MIT, Harvard University & the University of California, Berkeley, edX is a non-profit organization. TUM is one of the universities specially chosen by edX to offer online courses.

Contact

Coordination & support:

Media center
Elvira Schulze, M.A.

Team eLearning
Tel.: +49.89.289.24242
Fax: +49.89.289.24307
mooc@tum.de

For media enquiries:

CCC: Corporate Communications Center
Dr. Ulrich Marsch
Tel.: +49.89.289.22778
Fax: +49.89.289.23388
presse@tum.de

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TUM and its partners in the EuroTech Universities Alliance have worked together to create a continued learning concept based on a mixture of MOOCs and on-site events.

Contact

Coordination & support:

Media center
Elvira Schulze, M.A.

Team eLearning
Tel.: +49.89.289.24242
Fax: +49.89.289.24307
mooc@tum.de

For media enquiries:

CCC: Corporate Communications Center
Dr. Ulrich Marsch
Tel.: +49.89.289.22778
Fax: +49.89.289.23388
presse@tum.de

Icon of the EuroTech Universities Alliance

TUM and its partners in the EuroTech Universities Alliance have worked together to create a continued learning concept based on a mixture of MOOCs and on-site events.