STEM MOOCs in practice – experiences from ChalmersX first MOOC on graphene science and technology
Paper in proceedings, 2016

Chalmers University of Technology launched its first MOOC on the edX platform in 2015. This short article reflects critically on the planning and production process and their impact on the performance of this MOOC. The contribution is based on experiences of the production team and participant feedback. The results show that in a challenging development context, the xMOOC design provided a suited model that, despite its pedagogical limitations, can be built upon. The development focused on the video production and the assignments for the learnes can be improved. Neverthless, the learners perceived the MOOC generally very positively.

course development

online learning



STEM education


Christian Stöhr

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Engineering Education Research - EER (Chalmers)

Proceedings of the European Stakeholder Summit on experiences and best practices in and around MOOCs (EMOOCS 2016)


Subject Categories

Educational Sciences

Learning and teaching

Pedagogical work

Areas of Advance

Materials Science

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