4 cultural MOOCs again accessible to all

The MOOCs: Impressionism, Picasso, Louis XIV at Versailles and The Origins of Man are now available in free courses.

Since 2014, to allow everyone easy access to culture and knowledge, we offer MOOCs in partnership with major cultural institutions. Thus, more than 100,000 people have already taken these courses on-line for free.



MOOCs offer, over a defined period of time, free access to on-line courses 24 hours a day, where each registrant freely determines the time and the time he will devote to the sessions. Each MOOC is composed of several themed sequences and offers videos, complementary resources, learning activities, a discussion forum and a dialogue with animators. At the end of each sequence, a quiz allows participants to self-assess the knowledge they have learned. To follow the courses and all the proposed activities, it takes from 2 to 3 hours per sequence.

4 MOOC accessible in free courses

To answer many requests, we decided with our partners, to reopen 4 MOOCs "in free course": the MOOC Impressionism and the MOOC Picasso proposed with the Meeting of the National Museums-Grand Palais; The Louis XIV MOOC in Versailles with the Palace of Versailles and the MOOC The origins of Man with the Museum of Man and the National Museum of Natural History.

For those who have already followed a "MOOC Culture", the MOOCs reopened in a free path are characterized by the fact that they are not animated: the forums and the activities have disappeared, but the videos, the additional resources and the quizzes are available.


In total we have already proposed 7 cultural MOOCs including 5 accessible today. The latest, Modern and contemporary art in 5 gestures in partnership with the Pompidou Centre x, is open in its lively and complete form until January 14, 2018. It already has nearly 20,000 registered.

MOOC Impressionism, from scandal to consecration with the Meeting of National Museums-Grand Palais
Opened in October 2014 in connection with the Paul Durand-Ruel exhibition at the Luxembourg Museum, this MOOC offers 8 sequences and plunges us into the adventure of the birth of Impressionism and the emergence of the modern art market. . With more than 15,400 subscribers, this first MOOC has managed to reach its audience.
www.mooc-impressionnisme.com (in french)


MOOC Picasso with the Meeting of National Museums-Grand Palais
This MOOC was proposed in October 2015 in parallel with the exhibition "Picasso.mania. A MOOC to understand the life of Picasso, his influences, his political commitments but also to identify contemporary artists who are inspired by his work and are still inspired by it. 17,000 people followed this MOOC.
www.mooc-picasso.com (in french)


MOOC Louis XIV in Versailles with the Palace of Versailles
This MOOC was part of the 300th anniversary of the death of Louis XIV and the exhibition of the Palace of Versailles "The King is dead".
16,200 people followed the 7 sequences of this MOOC which plunges us into the great moments of an ordinary day of the King.
www.moocversailles.com (in french)


MOOC The origins of Man with the Museum of Man and the National Museum of Natural History
More than 14,250 people registered for this proposed MOOC in October 2016. Nineteen scientists from the National Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Man participated in this MOOC and proposed, through 6 sequences, to discover the history of our species, its origins and its evolution.
www.mooc-originesdelhomme.com (in french)


With these MOOCs, we have experimented with cultural institutions, a new form of relationship with the public, based on digital sharing of knowledge and cultural content to reach new fans. The success of these MOOCs shows the potential of digital to democratize access to knowledge and make culture accessible to as many people as possible.

With these different MOOCs, we offer everyone the benefit of rigorous and user-friendly instruction based on quality content.

What is the assessment after 7 MOOC?

Participants are simply curious or truly passionate, but all are eager to learn about cultural, historical and scientific subjects. Who are they? The vast majority are women (75%), 48% are active, 20% are teachers, 9% are students. 20% of them did not graduate from university and 10% live abroad. At each connection, they stay on average 20 minutes per session. 44% connect more than once a week, and more than 10% obtain their MOOC overall success certificate.
After having followed the MOOC, 95% wish to visit exhibitions and museums and 99% wish to follow other cultural and scientific MOOCs.

The learners say it best…
“I am in Perpignan, far from all these fascinating exhibitions and art comes to me through you and it is a pleasure that I never tire of.”
“This training was great. I took it as a gift (the fact that it is free is great). On my own I would never have learned so much. It gives access to the keys to learn even more by ourselves. In short, we learn as we wish!”
“This MOOC makes you want to open the doors of museums to people for whom the word “museum” was synonymous with boredom; it enriches while entertaining!”
“I had a lot of fun following this course. Being disabled, it is from my chair and with great interest that I took this instructive and fun training ... you have me pleasantly involved and even considering a trip to Paris to see the exhibition. In short, failing to do you made it possible for me to visit in my head!”

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