How MOOCs at KTHx works
Do you want to learn something new, or deepen your knowledge in a topic without becoming a student again? KTH offers a wide range of free online courses open to all, so-called MOOCs. KTH's MOOCs give you the flexibility to study at a time and place that suits you.
Enrol a course free of charge
Start by creating an account on edX.org , browse the course portfolio and enrol any MOOCs that you find interesting. You can choose between following courses free of charge (audit), or if you after completion of all the assignments want a certificate and track your progress you choose the verified version. If you choose the latter you will be asked to pay a minor fee and to identify yourself when enrolling.
Anyone can enroll in a MOOC
KTH offers both shorter courses with highly specialized content and longer introductory courses. Some MOOCs targets anyone interested, for example, those who wish to further in their career. For those who want to deepen their knowledge in a subject area, there are specialized and advanced MOOCs. Your preknowledge is postulating for your ability to follow these courses. However, there are no formal eligibility requirements so if you are curious, please enrol and have a go. Note, that when enrolling a MOOC by KTH you are not formally a student at KTH.
In all KTH's MOOCs, you have access to video lectures with KTH teachers, where you get the opportunity to take part in the research front in a subject area. However, it is through working with the course content, carrying out different types of assignments that you develop your knowledge and skills, and receive feedback on what you have learned from the video lectures.
You will also get the opportunity to discuss the course content and network with learners around the world, for example, professionals, students and researchers. All course material in MOOCs is accessible online 24/7 and you can choose to watch the video lectures repeatedly and redo the assignments as many times as you like.
Effort and Length
Each MOOC is unique. KTH offers both shorter courses with highly specialized content and longer introductory courses. Most of KTH's MOOCs are designed so that you can learn at your own pace (self-paced). This means that after registration you have between 12-20 weeks to complete the course and can also choose in what order you wish to do the course modules and the learning assignments. KTH also offer courses where there is the teacher is present for some dialogue. These courses are 5- 7 weeks long and require that you are enrolled at the start of the course and that you do the assignments at given dates (instructor- paced). After that, you as a participant have access to the material for a few months.
All participation in learning activities in MOOCs are voluntary, but to require a course certificate for a fulfilled MOOC, a so-called professional certificate you need to identify yourself when enrolling the course and fulfil the requirements for passing the course. Note, that a course certificate from a KTHx MOOCs is not the same as ECTS credits. If you are enrolled as a student at KTH and wish to apply for a credit transfer of previous studies you can read more about this on read more about how credit transfer works on KTH's website .
Questions about the MOOC effort at KTH? Please contact us for more information.