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Whats MOOC?

A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets, many MOOCs provide interactive user forums to support community interactions between students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). MOOCs are a recent development in distance education which was first introduced in 2008 and emerged as a popular mode of learning in 2012.

Universities in thye world have formed som platforms to give thier MOOC, like EdX and Coursera

edX - Free online courses from the world's best universities

Coursera - Take the world's best courses, online,for free is the European platform for online learning

OPEN CULTURE ,  also provides MOOC

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MOOC in Sustainable Development

Climate Change in Four Dimensions  Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided  

- A massive open online course (MOOC), the Age of Sustainable Development has been developed by Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University.

- Greening the Economy: Lessons from Scandinavia, Lund University

- Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate

- An Introduction to Global Health

- Planetary Boundaries and Human Opportunities

- Learning for Sustainability: Developing a personal ethic.  We all have our own understandings of ‘sustainability', of its significance as an environmental, social, economic and moral concept, and as a principle for individual, collective or corporate behaviour.

- Sustainability, Society and You , Join in for an introduction to the major global issue of sustainability and discover how you can have a real impact on our future.

- Intro to Sustainable Energy, In this course you will evaluate more sustainable ways to use and supply energy.

- Introduction to Education for Sustainability, The Cloud Institute’s Education for Sustainability (EfS) online course is designed to increase participants’ awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the core concepts, content, and habits of mind that characterize Sustainability and Education for Sustainability (EfS).


Look for Sustainability och Sustainable on the pages of

Coursera, or




Tips for your MOOC success

Once you choose the right course to develop the job skills you need, it’s time to focus on how to maximize your course efforts into influencing your career advancement.

boss First, have a conversation with your boss about the course. Talk to him or her about Coursera, why you’re taking the course, its key features, and what you hope to gain from it. Describe how you choose the course, exactly what you will learn (via the posted syllabus), and how it will position you for professional advancement (e.g., a promotion, raise, or lateral move). Explain how the course ties into your professional development short and long-term plans, and how it will ultimately benefit your company.

ver_cert Second, earn your Verified Certificate. By earning your Verified Certificate, you will earn a university-branded, identity-verified certificate when you complete the course. Fees for a Verified Certificate are usually $50 USD or less, but ask your employer if they will reimburse you for it (FYI - many top companies, like Mastercard, currently reimburse their employees for Verified Certificates!) Verified Certificates add credibility to accomplishments, and will strengthen and validate your motives.

link Third, if possible, create a project that ties together or represents material learned. Projects are tangible artifacts to add to your portfolio, signaling what you learned and showing off your new skills. Make the projects relevant and practical to demonstrate the impact of the course, and your newly acquired competences, to your manager.

network Fourth, recruit colleagues to be involved in the course as well. Recommend the course to people you work with, and if they join you, start a support team to keep yourself and each other accountable. Balancing deadlines and lectures with work responsibilities isn’t easy, but having co-workers alongside you will encourage you to finish assignments on time. Or, use your co-workers as a resource, asking them for guidance when you have questions on certain topics or areas (you might find a new mentor out of the experience!)



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