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.



Latest News

17 November, 2020
How the conversational agent work and establish dialogue between students

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

We would like to inform you of an exciting opportunity to learn about and participate in […]
23 September, 2020
colMOOC Best Research Paper Award

A paper of the colMOOC project won the Best Research Paper Award at the 15th EC-TEL Conference

Researchers from the University of Valladolid and members of the colMOOC team presented a paper related […]
15 September, 2020

ColMOOC technology presented at ECTEL conference and nominated for the best paper award

Researchers from the ColMOOC team in the University of Valladolid have compared different configurations of conversational […]
15 April, 2020

The MOOC Programming for non-programmers runs the colMOOC conversational agent for the third time

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki has successfully run the MOOC “Programming for non-Programmers” for the second […]

Latest Results

20 June, 2019

colMOOC Brand Guide

20 June, 2019

colMOOC Leaflet

19 June, 2019

colMOOC Rollup – Teachers


Latest Resources

19 June, 2019

Presentation Video

19 June, 2019

Demo video