TV Fans AS A New Audience OF MOOC

Modern Trend in some Universities plans to offer a four-week MOOC course based on the FX television series The Strain, which follows the spread of a disease with the “hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism.” The course, “Fight or Die: The Science Behind FX’s The Strain,” will be hosted on Instructure’s MOOC platform Canvas Network. Three University faculty members will teach the course, which will focus on three topics that come from the show: Parasites, Cyber Attacks, and Disease Dynamics.

University Lecturers of distance learning in the school of physical sciences, hope that the MOOC will get people interested in mathematics and science by leveraging the popularity of the television show.