What is a MOOC?

MOOC stands for 'massive open online course'. It describes free, easily accessible, completely online courses which offer the opportunity to study with top universities around the world. MOOCs don't always lead to formal qualifications. They do allow for the gaining of knowledge in all sorts of areas to support careers or personal interests.

Does Griffith University offer MOOCs?

Griffith University is partnering with FutureLearn to offer massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Could I get academic credit for a FutureLearn course?

Under the University's Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy, a single FutureLearn course is recognised as non-formal learning. Without prior formal qualifications and/or work experience, credit will not be given into a Griffith University award program for a single FutureLearn course unless the course forms part of the degree requirements of a Griffith University award program.

Can I use the credit from a FutureLearn program not offered in partnership with Griffith University towards a Griffith degree?

Credit may be awarded depending on your prior formal, non-formal and informal learning.

MOOCs FutureLearn


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Displays precedents where Griffith has awarded credit for MOOCs.