What is a MOOC and why should you try one?

The next MOOC starts on 22 May on the topic of ‘From Crime to Punishment’ – are you ready to learn?

The University  of York launched its first massive open online courses  (MOOCs) earlier this year. Designed by York academics, they offer a short, interactive higher education experience, and the chance to be part of a global learning community.

MOOCs are, in a nutshell, short online courses which you can participate in from anywhere in the world, totally free of charge. All you need is an internet connection and a passion to learn. Courses tend to last three to four weeks and are delivered through online videos, quizzes, case studies and discussions with your fellow learners. The next course starts on 22 May on the topic of From Crime to Punishment (four hours of study per week) – why not join us?

Our MOOCs are delivered in partnership with FutureLearn and offer the perfect way to gain an insight into York’s expertise on subjects where we’re leading the way on life-changing research. There are no entry requirements – the courses are open to anyone, regardless of background or location.

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