Education on a broad front made possible
Through a donation, KTH was able to open its first MOOC – Massive Open Online Course on 18th April, 2016.
The university's first course, Human Spaceflight – An Introduction, covered the subject of manned spaceflight, with history-making astronaut Christer Fuglesang, who heads the KTH Space Center. The course is intended for students around the globe and provides an introduction to manned spaceflight with segments on its effects on humans in space and their behaviour, as well as putting spaceflight in an economic and political context.
“The MOOC format is intensive and therefore generates a huge amount of knowledge per course. It is a great complement to classical teaching,” says Fuglesang, who express his gratitude for the donation and points out the importance of supporting this field of research.
“We are delighted to be launching our first MOOC. It is connected with our efforts to further strengthen and complement our campus-based education with digital learning environments," says Eva Malmström Jonsson, KTH Deputy President, who goes on to say;
“We are hoping for a great response and other goals of the initiative include increasing our global visibility, as well as highlighting our research and education programmes.”
KTH will offer at least ten MOOCs over the next three years.
Read more: KTH launches first MOOC