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From Video Games to Higher Education

In 2016, Massively Multiplayer Online Science became one of the biggest citizen science efforts with 13'000'000 protein classifications submitted by 100'000 gamers of EVE Online. The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Wired, Nature Methods and many other journals wrote about this achievement.
After games, the next step is to bring citizen science to students of MOOCs. Let us share the lessons learnt from the first implementation with the University of Geneva.

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  1. How game industry knowledge can be applied in MOOCs.
  2. Why citizen science works in MOOCs.
  3. What is the future of integrating real life research with MOOCs.



Attila Szantner, CEO, MMOS

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