Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Web -- Office of Sustainability MOOCS -- Educational Innovation at UW-Madison --  Coursera

Email -- MOOC Contact -- Educational Innovation at University of Wisconsin-Madison (online contact form at bottom of this page) -- Accessibility for Coursera (general contact page here)

(608) 890-2318 -- Dr. Jeffrey S. Russell, Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning and Dean of Continuing Studies

21 N Park St, 7th Floor
Madison, WI 53715

As of April 21, 2016 our MOOCs have closed. Please note that these courses from 2015 will no longer be open and available to the public. Thanks for your attention. 

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), are unique virtual teaching, learning and research experiences that are not for credit, aimed at unlimited participation and available at no cost to learners around the world.

In 2013–14, the University of Wisconsin-Madison launched four pilot MOOCs in partnership with the online education company Coursera. Through videos, discussion forums and learning activities, more than 135,600 participants from around the world have had the opportunity to engage in a University of Wisconsin–Madison learning experience.

Beginning in January 2015*, UW-Madison is launching six new MOOCs in 2015-16. Topics will range from Shakespeare’s dramas and the digital humanities, to understanding Aldo Leopold’s land ethic, to the relationship between climate change, policy and public health. These MOOCs will explore the connections, challenges and tradeoffs that underlie our relationships to the natural world, to one another and to our communities, across our state and around the world.

 The six courses are:

The Land Ethic Reclaimed: Perceptive Hunting, Aldo Leopold, and Conservation *(launches on January 26)
Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region
Shakespeare in Community
Energy and the Earth
Forests and Humans: From the Midwest to Madagascar
Climate Change Policy and Public Health

MOOCs are supported by the university’s Educational Innovation (EI) Initiative, which aims to transform teaching, learning and engagement to inspire students and empower communities.