FPE MOOC Hits 2K Participant Milestone

Just over two years after its 2016 launch, FPE’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) has hit a key milestone of 2000+ students enrolled. The course – the Effects of Fires on People, Property and the Environment – provides an overview of the challenges posed by fire, as well as the fire safety solutions that are available to meet those challenges.

"The Department's MOOC has received outstanding feedback and is projected to continue increasing its participation numbers," said FPE Professor and Chair James Milke, who leads the effort.

MOOCs provide an affordable and flexible way to learn new skills, advance careers, and deliver a quality education to an unlimited group of people, which also provides plenty of opportunity to network with others in the field. The course runs continuously, so new students start every week.

Additional FPE alumni who contribute to the lectures are Erica Kuligowski (B.S. '01, M.S. '03), a wildland fire scientist at NIST; Eric Rosenbaum (B.S. '85, M.S. '97), Vice President of Jensen Hughes; and Chris Jelenewicz (B.S. '87), a technical director at SFPE. 

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Published October 12, 2018