November 17, 2022
With its MicroMasters® Program in UX Design and Evaluation offered on the edX online course platform, HEC Montréal is in the running for the 2022 edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning.
Awarded annually, the prize recognizes the best course or program offered on the platform. It highlights an outstanding contribution to online teaching and learning, among a very large number of applicants from all over the world.
Over the coming weeks, the edX University Leadership Council will proceed with the evaluation of the 10 finalist courses before announcing the winner in January 2023.
The MicroMasters® Program in UX Design and Evaluation stems from the collaboration of the following 8 professors and lecturers from HEC Montréal:
“Our intention, with the MicroMasters® Program in UX Design and Evaluation, is to strengthen HEC Montréal’s role as a leader in the field of UX research. We see edX as an essential partner in order to reach all learners who are interested in the science of UX wherever they may be located, around the world.”
The program is made up of 7 courses offered online, in French as well as in English. The courses focus on the advanced scientific methods of user experience science, design and evaluation. This “micro-Master’s” makes it possible to learn the basics of user experience and apply them to the development of digital products and services in an organizational environment. To date, more than 80,000 people have registered for one or more of these courses.
The learners who enroll in the verified pathway and successfully complete all 7 courses can obtain a MicroMasters® Program certificate. Without guaranteeing admission to a master’s program, this certificate could entitle them to 9 university credits to be applied towards a Master of Science (M. Sc.) in User Experience.
The program is intended for those who have completed a Bachelor’s degree or have a minimum of 2-5 years of work experience in a UX-related business environment.
The School wishes to thank all the staff members who have supported this program’s teaching team.