Interview with Antoine Flahault : "A successful MOOC will be a MOOC where the professor is very discreet"

Antoine Flahault’s course “Fighting against Emerging Infectious Diseases” began on February 10, 2014. The co-director of the Centre Virchow-Villermé, Antoine Flahault, is primarily a passionate and committed professor of public health. Sharing knowledge while listening...   Read More

Interview with Antoine Flahault “Filming a MOOC, a new teaching experience”

Antoine Flahault’s course “Fighting against Emerging Infectious Diseases” will begin on February 10. Co-Director of the Centre Virchow-Villermé of Public Health Paris-Berlin, Antoine Flahault is first of all a passionate and committed teacher. Just by...   Read More

1st MOOCamp: the Centre Virchow-Villermé in the MOOC Factory

On January 11th, the first #MOOCamp was held at the Interdisciplinary Research centre (CRI) in Paris. This event, which was organized by Digital France University, the CRI and SenseSchool, proposed to its 150 participants to...   Read More

Discussion with Gilles Dowek : behind the platform FUN with the MOOC Lab

The platform FUN, with its 25 MOOCs, will come to life soon. The MOOCs will begin in January 2014. It is not a small matter to deploy a national infrastructure for these MOOCs and to...   Read More

Interview with Avner Bar-Hen : “MOOCs : a new gold rush?”

At the beginning of January 2014, the MOOC  “Basics of statistics” will open the series of MOOCs, proposed by the Centre Virchow-Villermé and by ten other institutions of higher education, on the platform FUN.  Avner...   Read More

MOOCs in Public Health : challenges and stakes for a new educational experience

MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) : Behind this acronym stand strong challenges and stakes  in terms of pedagogy and education for the XXIst century. Not only are MOOCs available online and for free, but the idea behind...   Read More

Registrations to MOOCs dedicated to public health are open!

The Centre Virchow-Villermé for Public Health Paris-Berlin has been launched last April, 15. Its roadmap specified the creation of a MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform. The challenge was to develop a platform dedicated to...   Read More

Outburst of MOOC fever

In academic settings, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) are “à la mode” this Summer. Nature has dedicated a special issue on this topical theme online onnJuly 18th (access without restriction). In the same Journal, Sarah...   Read More

What do you want to learn in a MOOC dedicated to Public Health/Global Health?

The new Virchow-Villermé Center for Public Health Paris-Berlin will launch a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) next October, 2013 entirely dedicated to public health and global health. It will be hosted by a platform (initially...   Read More

Computer Assisted Essay-Grading

We knew for a while automated grading of multiple choice questionnaires, and we were eagerly looking forward to using essay-grading softwares. MIT did it! The New York Times published on April, 4th, that the nonprofit joint venture from...   Read More