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Massive Open Online Courses

The University of Groningen offers young and old, with or without prepatory training, the opportunity to participate in a number of our online courses. Most of them are MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, which we offer through the British FutureLearn platform .

What is a MOOC?

A MOOC is a free online course, accessible to anyone, anywhere. You can take the course when and where it suits you best and with the wide variety of subjects, there is always something to learn that interests you at that moment. That way lifelong learning suddenly become a lot easier.
The courses are developed by our own teachers, educators and audio-visual specialists.

For questions about MOOCs please contact Tom Spits , coordinator MOOCS.

Upcoming online courses

Becoming a Student Assistant: Teaching and Mentoring

Get familiar with the skill set of a successful student assistant and young professional in this course by our Educational Support and Innovation team.

Launch date: 19 August 2019

Decision Making in a Complex and Uncertain World

Learn about decision making in complex situations and under uncertainty in this course by the Faculty of Economic and Business.

Launch date: 9 September 2019

Improving Your Study Techniques

In the four-week course Improving Your Study Techniques you will learn how to study according to the proven 3-step model of previewing, studying and revising.

3 June 2019

Inleiding Nederlands Recht

Krijg een goede basiskennis van het Nederlands recht met deze cursus van de Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid.

Startdatum: 18 March 2019

Introduction to Dutch

Learn how to master the fundamentals of the Dutch Language in this course by the University of Groningen Language Centre.

Launch date: 25 February 2019

Introduction to Frisian

Learn how to master the fundamentals of the Frisian Language in this course by the Faculty of Arts.

Launch date: 4 March 2019

Language Testing during Awake Brain Surgery

Language representation in the brain can be studied by testing language during awake brain surgery.

Launch date: 18 March 2019

Multilingual Practices: Tackling Challenges and Creating Opportunities

Investigate the role of multilingualism in society by the Department of Frisian Language and Culture and Campus Fryslân.

Launch date: 25 March 2019

Protecting Health Data in the Modern Age

This course will explore the protection of health data in light of the GDPR. You will learn about rights, obligations, risks, safeguards and many other related aspects. By exploring the changing data protection landscape, you will improve your awareness of how to protect health data in an evolving digital and technical world.

Launch Date: 8 April 2019

Religion and Conflict

Learn about the role of religion in conflicts and peacebuilding in this course by the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies.

Launch date: 4 March 2019

The Scientific Revolution: Discovering the Roots of Modern Science

Learn about the seventeenth-century Scientific Revolution and its role in shaping the modern Western world in this course by the Faculty of Philosophy.

Launch date: 3 June 2019

Understanding the GDPR

In 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) aiming to improve data protection for individuals across the EU will become directly applicable. Organisations will need to be compliant with the new rules and should act immediately.

Launch date: 3 June 2019

Why Do We Age? The Molecular Mechanisms of Ageing

Learn to understand the intricate molecular processes that evolve in our body when we age. in this course by the European Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA).

Launch date: 4 February 2019

Young People and their Mental Health

Mental health problems often develop during the teenage period. As many as 1 out of 5 teenagers are dealing with these problems. Therefore, it is important that you know how to recognise common mental health problems.

Launch date: 1 April 2019
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