Online Course for Lecturers

Online Course

The working group has developed an online course for professional development of lecturers in laboratory courses entitled: Teaching in University Science Laboratories (Developing Best Practice). The Online course is delivered on the MOOC platform Coursera. The course is targeted at relatively inexperienced university teachers who teach in the lab courses. You can find a position paper about the course here.

The course Teaching in University Science Laboratories (Developing Best Practice) was given as a private online course session on Coursera from December 2017 to February 2018 and from November 2018 to December 2018. Based on the experiences with these closed sessions the course was optimized and will be available from 2019 as open online course. The first open online course session started on Coursera on October 14 2019 and the second on March 2 2020.

After that every two weeks starts a new MOOC session. See for more information, start day and free registration at:

Summary of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Coursera.

The development team is looking forward to meeting you in this course!

Core development team MOOC

  • Natasa Brouwer (Working Group chair, co-coordinator module 6, University of Amsterdam)
  • Iwona Maciejowska, (coordinator modules 1 and 3, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland),
  • Claire McDonnell (co-coordinator modules 3 and 5, Technical University Dublin, Ireland)
  • Mauro Mocerino (coordinator modules 2 and 4, Curtin University, Perth, Australia)
  • Gunther Fleerackers (coordinator modules 5 and 6, University College Leuven-Limburg, Belgium)
  • Nineta Hrastelj Majcen (EuCheMS, EU) (first cycle development)

Total number of involved Working Group members in the development of the MOOC: 33