Why does EPFL engage in MOOCs?Visibility: Enhance EPFL reputation– Unique selling point MOOCsInternal: Improving teaching– Learning data analytics– « Flipped » classroomsNetworks: collaboration opportunities– RESCIF: education for French speaking Africa– EuroTech: MOOCs for postgraduate education, with DTU, TUM, TU/eContinued Education– Potential source of revenueCitizens– Raising interest in the population
What motivates students to enroll?Median and range across 5 post-course surveys0%20%40%60%80%100%
Most students appreciate MOOCs0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%14 online 7 online + 7 on campus 14 on campus no opinion«In the future, I would prefer to take this course…. »DataproducedbyHeatherMiller&MartinOderskyMOOC ‘FRP SCALA’ (Odersky)
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