Global Massive Open Online Challenge (GMOOC)

The Challenge is a global COMPETITION for students, which requires massive CREATIVITY, encourages open COLLABORATION, and offers learning through online COURSES to help address the UN Sustainable Development Goals locally.

The Global Massive Open Online Challenge (GMOOC), launched in 2021 by the Global MOOC and Online Education Alliance, is a not-for-profit global competition requiring large-scale creativity, openness, and cooperation. Students will learn about a domain through MOOCs and work synchronously in virtual teams across countries to create solutions for real-world challenges in this domain. This process is what we call “challenge-based learning,” which helps encourage students to step out of textbooks, face real problems, and try to solve real problems through teamwork and creative thinking. Through challenge-based learning, our wish is to build an open community that connects learners from all over the world, provide resources and communication platforms for learners using open-source technology, and work together to solve global challenges.

Launch video at UN International Day of Education 2021.

Past challenges:

Since 2021, GMOOC attracted more than 300 participants (including outstanding students who received academic credits) creating many innovative projects. In the future, challenge-based learning will have its own open community that connects learners from all over the world, provides resources and communication platforms for learners using open-source technology, and works together to solve global challenges.

GMOOC 2024: Empowering Learning with Generative AI

This time, our challenge focuses on “Empowering Learning with Generative AI,” aiming to advocate learner-centric education and promote the deep integration of generative AI in learning. Artificial intelligence, with its transformative power, is not just reshaping industries but also the very fabric of the educational sector of human society. The potential of AI in creating personalized learning experiences, reducing educational disparities, and driving innovative pedagogies is unparalleled.

Under this circumstance, the GMOOC 2024 is designed to actively cultivate ideas in a shared global online learning community, centered on the positive use of artificial intelligence to empower learners and educators. Through cooperation and innovation, and based on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, participants will explore new methods of AI-enabled learning for the future and depict the future of AI in education. In the challenge, co-creators around the world will not only benefit from digital education but also contribute and share their unique talents with global peers. They will foster innovative practices in AI learning and, through knowledge sharing, drive towards a more open, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable educational future.

Supported by: Tsinghua University Online Education Center, Xingjian College of Tsinghua University, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, Center for Student Learning and Development of Tsinghua University, Institute for Artificial Intelligence – Basic Model Research Center of Tsinghua University, XuetangX

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The Agenda is “a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity”.  It comprises 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  These goals are indivisible and encompass economic, social and environmental dimensions.

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