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MOOC on challenge-based learning

A MOOC on challenge-based learning through Arqus is open for registration. The course is aimed at teachers in higher education.

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The course will help you develop your skills to introduce challenge-based learning into your own teaching practice.
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Challenge-based learning (CBL) is an innovative and active approach to teaching and learning, which is relatively new to higher education.

Arqus now organizes a MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) aimed at teachers in higher education, and anyone interested in CBL, teaching and learning in higher education. The course will help you develop your skills to introduce challenge-based learning into your own teaching practice.

In this MOOC, you will:

  • be introduced to CBL, its definition, origins and precursors
  • learn about the benefits and drawbacks of CBL
  • find out how the learning process in CBL can be structured and supported
  • get an overview of the main participants and their core roles, responsibilities and competences
  • identify means for meaningfully assessing CBL

The theory of the course is combined with practical examples and testimonials from teachers and students involved in CBL projects, in addition to other resources and assignments. The MOOC starts 13 June 2022.

Register for the MOOC on challenge-based learning.

Receive a certificate

You do not need any prior knowledge to participate in the course, and it is divided into four units with a duration for four hours each.

The course contains four units covering the following topics:

  • Unit 1: Introduction to CBL
  • Unit 2: CBL makers
  • Unit 3: CBL in action
  • Unit 4: Assessment in CBL

Each unit contains videos explaining the essential aspects of the topic, with relevant practical examples and testimonials. The units includes self-study resources and/or tasks to support learning and reflecting about the content.  It comes with a list of recommended literature and concludes with a multiple-choice quiz.

For actively participating in the course you will receive an automatic certificate which includes your username, the course name as well as the completed lessons. The certificate confirms that the user answered at least 75% of the self-assessment questions correctly.