Global MOOC and Online Education Alliance & UNESCO IITE

Global MOOC and Online Education Conference 2021

Theme: “Together for a Shared Future — Leading Higher Education Innovation in the New Digital Era”

December 6-9, 2021

Global Massive Open Online Challenge (GMOOC) 2021

The Global Massive Open Online Challenge (GMOOC) 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.

  • Receive academic transcript from Tsinghua University for 1 credit on innovation practice
  • Receive certificate of completion by Tsinghua University & University of Geneva & UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research)
  • Compete as a team of 3-5 and win a cash prize up to 1,500 USD
    • First prize (1 team), 300 USD per each team member
    • Second prize (2 teams), 200 USD per each team member
    • Third prize (3 teams), 150 USD per each team member
  • Present your winning ideas in front of a global audience (for winning teams) at
    • Global MOOC & Online Education Conference 2021; and
    • UNESCO International Day of Education 2022
  • Receive valuable feedbacks from experts and mentors
  • Work together in an international virtual team on inspiring SDG ideas
  • Experience an intense entrepreneurial journey of “from zero to one”

Complete the individual assignment of the online course by November 18 and compete in the “24-hour SDG Open Hack” with assigned global team members on November 27 to receive the 1 academic credit/ transcript from Tsinghua University, as well as certificate of completion from Tsinghua, Geneva, and UN, and enter SDG Open Hack competition to win an individual cash prize of up to 300 USD

Global MOOC and Online Education Alliance key activities

Global MOOC and Online Education Alliance serves as a mechanism for exchange and cooperation, providing leadership of global higher education efforts to address digital education challenges and to implement practical policies in local communities and around the world. Key activities include:

Global MOOC and Online Education Alliance members

Global MOOC and Online Education Alliance is a small and diverse group of 17 world-leading universities and 3 online education platforms from across 14 countries in all 6 continents and speaks 10 different languages.

Global MOOC Alliance is initiated by Tsinghua University, and co-founded by Cornell University, CRI (Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity), edX, Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Nanyang Technological University, Peking University, Politecnico di Milano, Rice University, RWTH Aachen University, Saint Petersburg University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Thai MOOC, Tsinghua University, University of Auckland, University of Chile, University of Manchester, University of Nairobi, University of Toronto, XuetangX, Zhejiang University.

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