Massive Open Online Courses

Providing worldwide access to Georgia Tech's courses and programs
  • Overview
  • How MOOCs Work

Rapid expansion in technology has given learners worldwide access to Georgia Tech’s top-ranked programs and world-class faculty through free open online courses, or MOOCs. As a pioneer in online learning, Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) offered its first MOOC in 2012. Since then, total MOOC enrollments have exceeded 3.3 million to date with more than 30 online courses offered in topics ranging from engineering to computing and ESL.

Unlike traditional courses that require you to be physically present in a university lecture hall, MOOCs are a self-paced and free online option, allowing you to be part of a virtual global network of faculty, peers, and industry experts from almost anywhere in the world.

How MOOCs Work

All MOOCs are developed by GTPE’s Learning Design Team who understand the specific needs of adult learners in an online environment. The team – comprised of instructional designers, interactive media producers, graphic artists, editors, and simulation experts – partners with faculty to revamp in-class lectures into material suitable for highly engaging and effective online learning.

Offered through our provider platforms, MOOCs are available to anyone with an internet connection and are free to enroll. Some MOOCs can be started any time – others at regular intervals – and range in length from a few weeks to a few months to complete. You’ll have access to a wide range of online media and interactive tools, including video lectures, class exercises, discussions, and assessments.

Upon successful completion of some online courses, you can choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee. We encourage you to share your Georgia Tech credentials on your resume, LinkedIn profile, or anywhere you wish to demonstrate your mastery of the subject.


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MOOC Frequently Asked Questions

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