Badges added to MOOC courses

In response to the MOOC students of the numerical methods courses, we have added badges to every module in the course. Simply answer the quiz questions at the end of each module and you will see a badge in your grades.  We are exploring how we can provide certificates for the course.

We have a two-part MOOC course on Numerical Methods

To enroll in the courses, avoid the upper given links as it may ask you for elusive “join code”. Simply go to Search for numerical methods. Click on the course of your choice. Click on enroll at bottom of screen. You will not need a “join code”.

You can also register at


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Author: Autar Kaw

Autar Kaw ( is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Florida. He has been at USF since 1987, the same year in which he received his Ph. D. in Engineering Mechanics from Clemson University. He is a recipient of the 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year Award. With major funding from NSF, he is the principal and managing contributor in developing the multiple award-winning online open courseware for an undergraduate course in Numerical Methods. The OpenCourseWare ( annually receives 1,000,000+ page views, 1,000,000+ views of the YouTube audiovisual lectures, and 150,000+ page views at the NumericalMethodsGuy blog. His current research interests include engineering education research methods, adaptive learning, open courseware, massive open online courses, flipped classrooms, and learning strategies. He has written four textbooks and 80 refereed technical papers, and his opinion editorials have appeared in the St. Petersburg Times and Tampa Tribune.

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      1. Go to Search for numerical methods. Click on the course. Click on enroll at bottom of screen. You will not need “join code”.


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