NIU signed a MOU with National Open University in Jan 12 to provide MOOCs courses for students using Open University digital platform. This is the first time Open University works with other Taiwan universities on general science education program.
First course offered by NIU is “Everyday Physics”. This is the most popular science course in NIU and was granted Gold Quality Award by Taiwan Association of E-Learning. The design of the course is focus on observing daily physical phenomenon and doing simple physical experiments at home.
National Open University will launch this course after Chinese New Year holiday. After working with NIU, they will also start more general education courses with other Taiwan universities.