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HabWorlds Beyond is a new type of online science course. What sets it apart from the current generation of online courses and MOOCs?

Emphasizes learning by doing

Students learn by doing as they create and destroy stars, hunt for planets, and search for signs of life. The course features a personalized quest, “Habitable Hunt”, where students search a field of stars for evidence of inhabited worlds. Try the demo

Gives faculty control

Faculty can create a continuous cycle of improvement for their course. You will get access to a lesson-authoring tool to create and deploy content and real-time learning analytics to analyze how their students learn, so you can tailor the lessons to your students’ specific needs.

Uses adaptive technology

Students get unique, adaptive feedback and learning pathways that can adapt dynamically as they learn. Access real-time learning analytics to help you understand your students’ responses, misconceptions, and visualize their learning pathways.

Graphically rich content

HabWorlds Beyond also includes immersive, media-rich virtual field trips that take students around the world and back in time to explore the limits of Earth’s habitability. See a virtual field trip.


More than 1500 Arizona State University students have taken the Habworlds Beyond course, here’s what they had to say about it.

“I was truly wishing that I could take the class over and over again. It was a great way to start my ASU career.”
“I just wanted to thank you for an enjoyable, eye opening semester! The night sky will never look the same again, nor will the world around me.”
“Professor, I wanted to take a moment and thank you for a wonder 1st class and 1st semester at ASU.”
“Best class I have ever had… and that includes some 35 plus years of school!”