MOOC Camps

What is a MOOC Camp?

MOOC camps offer participants the opportunity to engage with other participants through facilitated, face-to-face discussions around massive open online courses (MOOCs). MOOCs sponsored by the Department of State (DOS) are free and open to anyone who wishes to participate.

Where do MOOC Camps Take Place?

Past MOOC camps have been hosted at U.S. Embassies, Consulates, American Spaces, regional schools and universities, and other public spaces around the world.

Who Facilitates MOOC Camps?

Anyone who is familiar with the course materials and can volunteer their time is welcome to lead a MOOC Camp. MOOC camps may be led by OPEN course alumni, alumni of U.S. government exchange programs, and U.S. embassy staff, among others. More information about being a MOOC camp facilitator can be found in the MOOC Camp Facilitator Guidelines.

If you would like to facilitate a MOOC Camp, please complete this form to identify your project and request materials.

How does the OPEN Program Support MOOC Camps?

The OPEN Program provides facilitators with resources to help in the planning and facilitating of their camps. These resources are made available in the MOOC Camp Facilitator Community of Practice (COP). The Community of Practice offers you a space to access resources and connect with other facilitators around the world. The COP can be accessed by completing this form to identify your project. Once we receive information about your project, we will invite you to the MOOC Camp Facilitator COP and we will forward your information on to your local embassy.


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