IFP School’s soaring MOOCs
Following the broad success of the 1st session of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on « Oil and Gas: From exploration to distribution », specialized in the oil and gas industry which took place in May 2015 and witnessed the participation of over 21,800 participants from 140 countries, the 2nd session of this MOOC kick-started on 14th March 2016 and was widely followed.
Taught in English with French subtitles, this entirely free course, again sponsored by Total, aimed at enabling participants to discover the operations deployed by industry stakeholders in order to explore and produce Oil and Gas resources, to convert crude oil into oil products and market them.
This MOOC on Oil & Gas is specific in that it displays innovative educational methods and gives the learners the opportunity to discover the entire oil and gas operations while using an interactive and fun approach, i.e. mini-games in addition to the traditional quizzes. An extra appeal to this online course!
For those of you who were not able to participate, this is the teaser video of the MOOC.
IFP School’s MOOCs: an educational impetus that has taken off!
IFP School joined the MOOC movement in 2014. It all started with the "Sustainable mobility: technical and environmental challenges for the automotive sector" MOOC. This first MOOC was awarded “best training device for Education” by the Cegos group. A second MOOC followed in spring 2015 on "Oil and Gas: from exploration to distribution" organized jointly with Total and IFP Training. In less than a year these courses were followed by over 24,000 people.
Building on this success, the School launched on 2nd November 2015 the second session of the “Sustainable mobility” MOOC, gathering 5205 participants, i.e. a 68% increase compared with the 2014 edition, and a recommendation rate reaching a staggering 95%.
Such a positive outcome reflects the proven efficiency of MOOCs as innovative educational tools. Indeed a MOOC comes across as a fun training device to further knowledge acquisition in a specific area of study, or master an extra skill, or simply to enhance one’s general knowledge.
This is what makes this educational revolution attractive to so very diverse participants. As explained by Olivier Bernaert, educational counselor at IFP School, “since this is an online course, there are no more borders. It becomes possible to target a whole community of learners from various countries and environments”.
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