France is developing its MOOCs
With its strong university tradition, France has begun developing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which make the excellence of French higher education freely available to all.
Mohammed is raring to go! With nothing more than an Internet connection, he now has access to the best lectures from French universities. A digital native, i.e. born after the introduction of digital technologies, this young Moroccan (25) uses his smartphone or an Internet café to work on his France-based online courses. This year, he has chosen the "sustainable development" MOOC. Like all major universities around the world, the leading French figures in higher education are developing more and more educational tools linked to digital education. It is a quiet revolution for France, where the earliest universities date back to the Middle Ages.