The MOOC series “Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development” is an open-access, full-fledged eLearning program launched by Eawag and EPFL in 2014, which has reached more than 30’000 students and practitioners from over 170 countries. It consists of four courses:
- Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries (running on Coursera): Course page; Trailer; Youtube Channel
- Planning and Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies (re-launch on Coursera in October 2016): Trailer; Youtube Channel
- Introduction to Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (re-launch on Coursera needs to be defined): Trailer; Youtube Channel
- Faecal sludge management (launch on Coursera in 2017)
Please find detailed information for each course below. To receive an email when we announce future MOOCs, please fill out this Google form.
MOOCs on Coursera
All courses are launched on the Coursera Internet platform. Taking a MOOC gives you access to 5 hours of video lectures divided in short videos of 5-10 minutes. You can test your knowledge by taking quizzes and exams, get access to further readings, interact on the forum with the course lecturers and fellow learners, and earn a Statement of Accomplishment. To take a course on Coursera, all you need to do is create a Coursera account (free, takes 1 minute) and enrol to the course.
Currently, there is one course of the series running on Coursera: Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries. You can sign up for free at any time and take the course at your own rhythm. Please visit the course page for more information and to sign up. (If you have problems to enroll, we recommend you to upgrade your browser or to open the course page with a different browser (e.g., Firefox or Chrome).)
Video channels on Youtube
Each course has a Youtube Channel where all videos are constantly available: Introduction to Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage, Planning and Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies, Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries