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MOOCs - Massive Open On-line Courses


MOOCs - Massive Open Online Courses

Sapienza was the first Italian university offer MOOCs on the Coursera Platform, starting in 2013.

To date, Sapienza University has hosted three courses on Coursera:

This course is taught in English by Prof. Francesco Paolo Fiore and has been followed by more than 40,000 students worldwide.

“A World View of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics” is taught by Prof. Charles Cosmelli. This was the first MOOC course that Sapienza offered in Italian. The course was followed by nearly 14,000 students.

This course, which will be taught in English, is directed by Prof. Paolo Matthiae together with Professors David Nadali, Andrea Vitaletti and Emanuel Demetrescu.
Recovering the Human Past and Saving Our Universal Heritage is presently online.

    Coursera, a global MOOC leader, was founded in 2012 as a Stanford University spin-off.

    (Photo: Flickr, Giulia Forsythe)