On May 13, 2021, the online course (MOOC) Estimation of measurement uncertainty in chemical analysis offered by the University of Tartu finished successfully.
Eventually, altogether 950 people registered from 97 countries. 501 participants actually started the course (i.e. tried at least one graded test at least once). The overall completion rate was 33%. This, as well as the participating rate, was the lowest (53%) we have seen. However, the completion rate of the participants who started the studies was 63% with 314 successfully finished participants. This result can be considered very good for a MOOC, especially for one that has quite difficult calculation exercises, which need to be done correctly for completing the course. All statistics during the 8 years can be found in the table below.
The participants were very active and asked lots of questions. The questions were often very much to the point and addressed things that are really important to analysts in their everyday work. The course has several forums (general and by topic) and during the course period the overall number of forum posts was close to 400 (!) (overall number of posts, both from participants and from teachers) and the forums are still active and posts are still coming in.
We want to thank all participants for helping to make this course a success!
We plan to repeat this course again in Spring 2022.