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  • Three questions for Sébastien Bianchi, lecturer and leader of the MOOC project at IFP School
    édité le 20/10/2014

In November, IFP School will launch its first MOOC entitled "Sustainable mobility: technical and environmental challenges for the automotive sector". But what exactly is a MOOC and who can follow this one?

Indeed, IFP School is launching its first MOOC on sustainable mobility. A MOOC, in English, Massive Online Open Course, or FLOT in French (Formation en Ligne Ouverte à Tous), is a free course, accessible on-line and open to anyone interested in the subject. It is a real course, delivered via the Internet over several weeks. Each week, several lessons in the form of a video are available. In addition, self-assessment tests are proposed at the end of each module and successful participants can win "skills badges".

Why has IFP School chosen to take part in this adventure and what are the objectives of the project?

IFP School is an industry-oriented school that provides students from all over the world with training in the fields of energy which meets the needs of industry. The teaching approach in IFP School is therefore based on practical applications and on the development of "know-how" and skills. It is within this context that the MOOC was created, including , a "serious game" which will immerse students in a realistic, interactive learning environment. The two main objectives of this project are, firstly, to set up innovative teaching methods putting the emphasis on "know-how" and, secondly, to attract future candidates from the world's top engineering schools.

From a practical standpoint, what will happen? What does one have to do to follow the course?

It couldn't be simpler. The site is already open for registrations at: You can register free of charge by simply entering your e-mail address. Courses will begin on 3rd November and will be delivered in English by an international team made up of seven of the School's faculty members. The MOOC will end on 30th November. You will need to spend around 2 hours a week to follow all the videos, the exercises and the serious game which is proposed throughout the MOOC. At the end of the course, IFP School will award a certificate of participation and success.

Propos recueillis par Jean-Guy Debord

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