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Open Education Resources

The U.S. Embassy in Beirut invites the public to participate in Massive Open Online Courses.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free online courses participants take via the internet on topics as diverse as English language, economics, business, leadership, health, science, and personal enrichment. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community for the students, professors, and teaching assistants.

MOOCs offer large-scale interactive participation at no cost to the user. With well-known U.S. educational institutions offering an increasing number of courses, MOOCs are gaining popularity around the world. Beside their educational benefits, MOOCs are a tool to introduce the user to American institutions of higher education and the quality of education and freedom of learning they provide.

Interested in MOOCs? The U.S. Embassy will regularly post a selection of available courses, open to all.