More than 11,600 participants registered for the 2nd edition of the MOOC on Energy Transition

21 April 2020
MOON on Energy Transition-Negative CO2 emissions

The second edition of the MOOC "Energy Transition: Innovation towards a low carbon future", which took place from 27 January to 20 March 2020, attracted 11,643 participants from 129 countries.

While this participation is lower than that of the first edition, this second session gained a higher international standing with more participants from around the world.

"These results show a real awareness of the challenges concerning the energy transition," notes Jean-Pierre Deflandre, the MOOC's Project Leader. "They are very satisfying since we have significantly increased our visibility in a larger number of countries."

Moreover, in line with IFP School's strategy, the MOOC has met its goal by mainly reaching young people (18-25 years old) and young professionals (26-35 years old) with respectively 36% and 39% of them enrolled, in other words 75% of the learning population.

As for the certification rate (i.e. the number of learners who completed the course and met the certification criteria), it is at 24.5%, which is considered high by experts. In practice, 39% of participants started at least one of the certification mini-games and 62% completed all 15 mini-games and achieved a score of at least 60%.

IFP School has received hundreds of spontaneous messages from learners of this MOOC on its various social networks.  Itsan Klapka from Denmark was one of the first participants to complete the MOOC. "After five weeks of extra hours spent at home, I have to admit that it was one of the most interesting and useful courses I have ever participated in," he says.

Rachel Rodrigues, a Brazilian student, adds: "I had the opportunity to learn about the development of a decarbonized energy mix, based on the combination of renewable energy, natural gas, CO2 capture and storage, energy efficiency and CO2 abatements in processes and biofuels."

This second edition was supported by the Total Foundation in association with the Fondation Tuck.