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Our MOOCs

Massive Open Online Courses

The University of Groningen offers everyone - regardless of age or educational background - 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.

The courses Improving Your Study Techniques, Introduction to Dutch and Decision Making in a Complex and Uncertain World are ranked in Class Central Top 100.

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.

>> Join us 16 August 2021!

Gezondheid na je zwangerschap

Het krijgen van een kind is een bijzondere gebeurtenis, maar na de bevalling kan je eigen gezondheid verwarrend zijn. Ontdek welke gezondheids- en geestelijk problemen je kunt hebben na je bevalling en hoe je weer in beweging kunt komen.

> > Doe nu mee!

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.

>> Join us now!

Inleiding Nederlands Recht

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

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Doe nu mee!

Introduction to Dutch

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

>> Join us 16 August 2021!

Introduction to Frisian

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

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Join us 1 November 2021!

Language Testing during Awake Brain Surgery

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

>> Join us 27 September 2021!

Making Climate Adaptation Happen

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing governing bodies across the globe. In this course, you will be introduced to climate science, the societal effects of climate change, and the responses already available in the form of climate adaptation.

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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.

>> Join us 11 October 2021!

People Networks and Neighbours: Understanding Social Dynamics

This three-week course will help you understand why social processes seem so unpredictable and understand better the basics of social dynamics. It’s designed to show you a new interesting way of approaching questions about social behaviour.

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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.

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Social Network Analysis: The Networks Connecting People

On this course, you’ll get to grips with the basics of social network theory, before considering how different social exchanges impact network structures and dynamics of opinion and product choice.

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Sustainable Cities: Governing Urban Adaptation Under Climate Change

In this course, you will investigate how governance strategies and policies for making cities more sustainable and resilient in the face of increasing climate risks can be financed and implemented.

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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.

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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.

>> Join us now!

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).

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Join us 13 September 2021!

Working with Patients with Limited Health Literacy

On this course, you’ll be introduced to the concept of health literacy. You’ll consider the consequences of limited health literacy, why it happens, and where it happens as you examine Europe-wide patterns.

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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.

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