Measurement Uncertainty MOOC: over 400 participants from 70 countries
On Monday, 2 March 2015 the web course “Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty in Chemical Analysis” was launched the second time as a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course).
The popularity of the course is this year somewhat higher than it was in 2014: more than 400 participants from 70 countries (ranging from Jamaica to Malaysia and from Zimbabwe to Finland) have registered (in 2014: 270 participants from more than 40 countries). Image on the right shows the countries where the participants come from. As in 2014, the majority of participants are from analytical laboratories, once again demonstrating the continuing need for training in measurement uncertainty estimation in analytical chemistry.
The full course material is accessible on https://sisu.ut.ee/measurement/uncertainty. The course materials include videos, schemes, calculation files and numerous self-tests (among them also full-fledged measurement uncertainty calculation exercises). To pass the course, the registered participants have to take six graded tests and get a score higher than 50%. These tests are available to registered participants via the Moodle e-learning platform. Participants who successfully pass the course will get a certificate from the University of Tartu.
It is planned to run this course as a MOOC again in spring 2016.
Additional information: Professor Ivo Leito, phone +372 518 4176, ivo.leito [ät] ut.ee.