Impact of MOOC and other online course development on campus education

Short paper written by Selma van Esveld, Nardo de Vries, Sibilla Becchetti, Sofia Dopper, and Willem van Valkenburg and presented by Selma van Esveld at EMOOCs 2023 in Potsdam, Germany. Article was published in the Proceedings of the Eighth EMOOCs Conference (EMOOCs 2023).


The TU Delft Extension School for Continuing Education develops and delivers MOOCs, programs and other online courses for lifelong learners and professionals worldwide focused on Science, Engineering & Design. At the beginning of 2022, we started a project to examine whether creating an online course had any impact on TU Delft campus education. Through a survey, we collected feedback from 68 TU Delft lecturers involved in developing and offering online courses and programs for lifelong learners and professionals. The lecturers reported on the impact of developing an online course on a personal and curricular level. The results showed that the developed online materials, and the acquired skills and experiences from creating online courses, were beneficial for campus education, especially during the transition to remote emergency teaching in the COVID-19 lockdown periods. In this short paper, we will describe the responses in detail and map the benefits and challenges experienced by lecturers when implementing their online course materials and newly acquired educational skills on campus. Finally, we will explore future possibilities to extend the reported, already relevant, impact of MOOCs and of other online courses on campus education.


COVID, impact of MOOCs, campus education, lifelong learning, teacher skills, open educational resources


van Esveld, S.; de Vries, N.; Becchetti, S.; Dopper, S.; van Valkenburg, W. (2023). EMOOCS 2023: POST-COVID PROSPECTS FOR MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES – BOOST OR BACKLASH? Proceedings of the Eighth EMOOCs Conference. (page 1-8)


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