Supported by TotalEnergies in association with Fondation Tuck

MOOC Energy Transition - A successful 2nd edition by Jean-Pierre Deflandre


The second edition of the MOOC "Energy Transition: Innovation towards a low carbon future", which took place from 27 January to 20 March 2020, attracted 11,643 participants from 129 countries.

While the global participation is lower than the one of the first edition, this second session gained a higher international standing with hundreds of participants in a larger number of countries from the different continents. This significantly increase the MOOC visibility.
Moreover, in line with IFP School's strategy, the MOOC has met its goal by mainly reaching young people (18-25 years old) and young professionals (26-35 years old) with respectively 36% and 39% of them enrolled, in other words 75% of the learning population!

As for the certification rate (i.e. the number of learners who completed the course and met the certification criteria), it is at 24.5%, which is considered very high by experts. In practice, 39% of participants started at least one of the evaluation mini-games and 62% of them completed all the mini-games with a minimum score of 60%. Such a result demonstrates the real interest of the MOOC program content and the willingness of participants to learn about energy transition. 

Last but not least, we took the opportunity of this second edition to introduce the negative CO2 emissions concept especially the BECCS topic: thanks to Emma Jagu our first PhD student of the CarMa chair who presented her research topic on BECCS in an interview and who registered a lecturing video on the topic. 

This second edition was supported by Total Foundation in association with Fondation Tuck. We sincerely thank them to make this free MOOC edition possible.