Collective Resolution of Enigmas, a Meaningful and Productive Activity in Moocs

  • Eric BruillardEmail author
  • Georges-Louis Baron
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11475)


Enigmas have been introduced in a series of MOOCs (open and massive online courses) named eFAN “Teaching and Training with Digital”. In this text, we explain why we have chosen to propose enigmas in a Mooc, as a factor of interest, a driving force for learning and to foster collaboration between participants. Several enigmas are described, explaining why we consider them as important in our MOOCs series. We finally give the floor to the participants, what were their opinions on the interest of the enigmas. A coming book will provide an analysis of 25 enigmas and report on puzzle solving processes in discussion forums.


Enigma Mooc Peer learning Collaboration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.EDA Research LaboratoryParis Descartes UniversityParisFrance

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