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MOOCs: Massive Open Online Courses

Leiden University, TU Delft, and Erasmus University Rotterdam jointly develop online academic courses known as MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).

As well as using traditional teaching methods and materials such as videos, lectures and the examination of topical issues, the MOOCs provide an interactive discussion platform resulting in a lively community. Anyone, anywhere in the world, can follow the MOOCs free of charge, and without any certificates or specific prior education being required. All you need is a computer or tablet with an internet connection.

'Heritage under Threat' MOOC

This MOOC places the current destruction of cultural heritage – for example, in the Middle East – in perspective. Participants learn whether this is a unique period in history and how heritage is sometimes used for political purposes. The MOOC also teaches participants how heritage can be protected, by using the latest technology, for example.

'Heritage under Threat' MOOC 
Centre for Global Heritage and Development

'Circular Economy' MOOC

This MOOC explores concepts, strategies, business models and technologies for a circular economy, in which raw materials are recycled rather than exhausted. The course has been developed by the Delft University of Technology in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Sustainability.

'Circular Economy' MOOC
Centre for Sustainability

'Responsible Innovation' MOOC

Delft University of Technology's 'Responsible Innovation' MOOC looks at the concept of responsible innovation by addressing the social implications and ethical aspects of new technologies. The Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa contributes towards this MOOC.

'Responsible Innovation' MOOC 
Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa

Other online courses

Universiteit Leiden MOOCs
Technische Universiteit Delft MOOCs
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam MOOCs