What is colMOOC?

The main priority tackled in the colMOOC project identifies that there is a need to make MOOCs more collaborative to support teachers and engage and motivate students. Conversational pedagogical agents guide and support student dialogue using the natural language both in individual and collaborative settings. Conversational agents have been produced to meet a wide variety of applications and studies exploring the usage of such agents have led to positive results.
Integrating this type of conversational agents into MOOCs to trigger peer interaction in discussion groups is expected to considerably increase the engagement and the commitment of online students (and, consequently, reduce MOOCs dropout rate). With the usage of learning analytics more meaningful assessment may be achieved since educators can evaluate the work's progress during each step and adapt the following steps accordingly.

Main Objetive


The ‘colMOOC' project objective is to promote learners' interaction in prototype MOOC courses by integrating in MOOC platforms a kind of conversational agent that triggers learners' constructive dialogue by posing challenging questions.




Join our Virtual Community of Practice about “Conversational Agents in Education”

An exciting opportunity to learn about and participate in an international community devoted to the use of Conversational Agents for Learning. Conversational Agents (CAs) are an innovative technology that uses Artificial Intelligence techniques to provide more personalized and fruitful interactions for learning.

Latest News

10 May, 2021

Greek MOOC info day (in Greek)

You can check the event dissemination page here and consult the AUTH press release (in Greek) […]
10 May, 2021

Presenting the project results in Greek TV

10 March, 2021

“Learn with Agents” colMOOC Workshop

The ‘colMOOC’ (collaborative MOOC) project is a EU Erasmus+ funded project with the objective to promote […]
23 February, 2021

MOOC “Programming for non-Programmers”

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki announced the 4th  run the MOOC “Programming for non-Programmers” through the […]

Latest Resources

2 February, 2021

colMOOC Brand Guide

Guide for the correct use of the colMOOC logo in all media.
29 January, 2021

colMOOC Leaflet

Dissemination material: Flyer Smart and collaborative learning Download FlyerA5_v4
19 June, 2019

colMOOC Rollup – Teachers

Dissemination material: Smart and collaborative learning Roll up teachers Download

Join out Virtual Community of Practice about “Conversational Agents in Education”

An exciting opportunity to learn about and participate in an international community devoted to the use of Conversational Agents for Learning. Conversational Agents (CAs) are an innovative technology that uses Artificial Intelligence techniques to provide more personalized and fruitful interactions for learning.

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