It will be possible to take one or more of Linköping University’s massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, in the autumn of 2021. This is a relatively new form of education for institutions of higher education in Sweden.
What is a MOOC?
There are several differences between a MOOC and normal single-subject courses offered by Linköping University. MOOCs:
- do not result in the award of credits. In some courses, however, those who successfully complete the course are awarded a certificate. It is not possible to transfer results from a MOOC to further study, except for in certain special cases.
- are open to all. There is no admission process and anyone with an email address can take the course. A MOOC may, however, recommend that those taking it have certain prior knowledge or previous experience in the subject area.
- are always held using remote methods only, and there is no requirement to attend physical meetings.
Taking a MOOC requires a significant level of self-responsibility, since you will be using independent study to a large extent.