On Monday, March 03, 2014 the web course “Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty in Chemical Analysis” was launched as a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course). This is the first MOOC created at University of Tartu.

The course has turned out to be very popular – more than 260 participants from more than 40 countries (ranging from Nicaragua to Iceland and from USA to Singapur) have registered. Image on the left shows the countries where the participants come from. The majority of participants are from analytical laboratories. This demonstrates the continuing need for training in measurement uncertainty estimation in analytical chemistry.

The full course material is accessible from the web page 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). In order to pass the course the registered participants have to take six graded tests and get higher than 50% score. These tests are available to registered participants via the Moodle e-learning platform. Participants who successfully pass the course will get a certificate from University of Tartu.

It is planned to run this course as MOOC again in Spring 2015.

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