MOOC - Massive Open Online Courses

What they are

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are courses that are entirely available online.

  • Massive: thousands and many more may participate.
  • Open: admission is open to all the materials are not subject to copyright and can be shared.
  • Online: there is no physical class.
  • Courses: the course involves more than one session. Courses may be part of a larger curriculum and may lead to official certification.

By taking part in a MOOC you will have the possibility of following an innovative educational model, in which the participants themselves give life to an active and stimulating community contributing to the learning process via the course activities.

Who they are for

Ca' Foscari MOOCs are open to all, students and other users. Participating in MOOCs can help:

  • students who want to learn the basics that are useful for future university study;
  • working students to integrate their traditional lecture and premises based education
  • those who want to gain firmer grounding in subjects useful to their working career or life-long learning.

How to participate

Access to MOOC courses is free and open to all.

It is easy to enroll. All you need to do is to go to the Eduopen platform. If you already have a Ca’ Foscari account, you can use your credentials to access the site. If you do not have a Ca’ Foscari account, you’ll be able to register directly from the website.

It is easy to enroll. Our MOOC are delivered on Eduopen. If you already have a Ca’ Foscari account, you can use your credentials to access the site. If you do not have a Ca’ Foscari account, you’ll be able to register directly from the website.

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Each MOOC is based around a calendar of activities normally lasting 4 weeks. Each week you will have to view the video-lessons (that last 3 -15 minutes each), take a self-assessment test, consult the materials suggested by the instructors and take part in the forums to ask questions and answer those of the other participants.

You will be able to take part in the activities at any time during the day you wish, but within the period proposed by the calendar and respecting the deadlines for any activities that will have to be handed in. And, at the end, the class is over and it’s lights out!

Ca’ Foscari MOOCs do not entitle you to University credits; at the end of the activities, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Contacts

Educational Programmes and Student Services Area - Educational Programmes Office, Online Educational Programmes Unit
tel. +39 041 234 7533
 mooc@unive.it

Ca' Foscari MOOCs

Discover all the upcoming MOOCs offered by Ca’ Foscari and remember that you can enroll for courses up to 2 weeks before they start.

Availables

Instructor: Daniela Favaretto

Language: Italian

Enrollment starts: 

Course starts:

Objectives: to cover the core ideas needed to face the First Year University Mathematics exam.  

Open: to anyone interested.

Prerequisites: the only prerequisite is personal motivation.

Course outline: the course is offered in 4 units.

Workload: 4 weeks (estimated 3-4 hours a week)

Maximun length of video-lessons: 190 minutes

Testing: involves a multiple-choice test of 10 questions at the end of each unit. The Certificate of Attendance will be given if at least 7 of the 10 questions is answered correctly (three attempts can be made at answering each question).

Enrol to course: link

Instructors: Giulia Lucia Cinque

Language: Italian

Enrolment starts: 11/15/2020

Course starts: 11/30/2020

Objectives: the course aims at providing food for thought and useful strategies to make a responsible and aware career choice

Open: anyone who is experiencing difficulties in making career choices or in facing the consequences of a wrong career decision

Prerequisites: none

Course outline: the course has 4 learning units, each of them consists of a video-lesson, approximately 40 minute long, and a multiple choice test. The forum allows students to pose questions and to share their reflections each week. Participation to the forum is optional and does not affect the deliverance of a final certificate

Workload: 4 weeks, about 2– 3 hours per week

Testing: there is a multiple choice test consisting of 10 questions at the end of each unit.

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Instructor: Alessandra Cecilia Jacomuzzi

Language: Italian

Enrollment starts: 03/13/2022

Course starts: 03/28/2022 

Objectives: to provide the fundamentals of psychology and explain a number of main principals of cognitive functioning.

Open: to students in Tourism, consultants, public policy administrators.

Prerequisites: the fundamental prerequisite is a curious and rigorous mind. No other prerequisites are required except for the lesson on the mathematical approach to input-output where a foundation knowledge of Matrix mathematics and Convergent series is suggested. This last section is, however, optional and the final Certificate will indicate if it has been attended.

Course content: the course includes 4 teaching units.

Workload: 4 weeks (estimated 2-3 hours a week)

Testing: involves a multiple-choice test of 10 questions at the end of each unit. The Certificate of Attendance will be given if at least 7 of the 10 questions is answered correctly (three attempts can be made at answering each question).

Enrol to course: link

Instructors: Renzo Orsini, Flaminia Luccio, Andrea Albarelli

Language: English

Enrollment starts: 08/14/2022 

Course starts: 08/22/2022

Objectives: algorithms, programming databases.

Open: to anyone interested.

Prerequisites: English language skills.

Course outline: there are five units in the course over a period of five weeks. Each unit concerns a one of the main topics listed in the above objectives divided into its basic concepts in video-lessons lasting about 10 miutes each.

Workload: 5 weeks of study, estimated 6 hours/week

Maximum length of video-lessons: 225 minutes

Testing: a mid-unit self-assessment test is given with each unit. The final result will be determined by the sum of the mid-unit tests.

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Instructor: Giuliana Giusti

Language: Italian

Enrollment starts: 09/11/2022

Curse starts: 09/26/2022

Objectives: The course aims to develop a reflective awareness of the relationship between Language and Identity with reference to Gender. The practical effects regard the ability to apply this awareness to use communicative strategies, allowing the presence of women to emerge in every social setting and in cultural discourse.

Each teaching unit will treat an important aspect of Gender and Language concerns. The aim is to raise issues that have still yet to be thoroughly treated in Italy and, at the same time, offer the linguistic skills needed to face matters that are often subject to discussion in the fields of sociology, psychology and politics.
The first week looks at the close interconnection that exists between biology and culture (nature and nurture) within Language and Gender. The second week inspects the formal and social aspects of language and how these interact with the construction of cultural identity. The third week examines how form directly influences the meaning of communication and how this nexus influences the possibility of the presence of women emerging in cultural discourse.  The fourth week  analyses practical issues surrounding the  “Grammar of Gender” and proposes solutions on how to solve linguistic uncertainty along with the motives to use one suggested form or another. The fifth week is dedicated to discussing first names, the transmission of family names and the naming of areas within cities.

Open: to anyone interested.

Prerequisites: none.

Course content: the course includes 5 teaching units.

Workload: 5 weeks of study, estimated 5 hours a week.

Testing: involves a multiple-choice test of 10 questions at the end of each unit. The Certificate of Attendance will be given if at least 7 of the 10 questions is answered correctly (three attempts can be made at answering each question).

Enrol to course: link

Instructors: Valentina Bonello, Lorenzo Calvelli, Alessandro Casellato, Stefania De Vido, Mario Infelise, Gianluca Ligi, Adelisa Malena, Claudio Povolo, Anna Maria Rapetti, Gilda Zazzara

Language: Italian

Enrollment starts: 09/11/2022

Course starts: 09/26/2022 

Objectives: to illustrate how History is taught at Ca' Foscari, and, above all, highlight the enormous advantages of being able to study History in Venice. This city can be viewed as an open-air book, which allows students to encounter History from its Ancient roots to its Contemporary manifestations. The aim is to show the fundamental need to come into contact first-hand with people, places and sources in the study of History, which can neither be taught nor researched by using the computer and the web.

Open: to anyone interested.

Prerequisites: none.

Course content: the course includes 9 teaching units

Workload: 5 weeks of study; estimated 3 hours a week

Testing: involves a multiple-choice test at the end of each unit. The Certificate of Attendance will be given if at least 70% questions is answered correctly (three attempts can be made at answering each question).

Enrol to course: link

Soon to be offered

Instructors: Alessandro Scarso, Stefano Antoniutti
Language: italian

Enrollment starts:10/23/2022

Course starts: 10/31/2022 

Objectives: the course aims at providing the students with the fundamental elements for the correct interpretation of monodimensional (1H, 13C, 31P) and bidimensional Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectra in order to ascertain the final structure of organic and organometallic species.

Open to: the course is particularly suited for students in the degrees in Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry,  Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies, Pharmacy, Biotechnology, Nano and Biomaterials and similar where the characterization of molecules in solution is studied.

Prerequisites: no particular pre-requisites are requested.

Course content:
the course is divided into 5 units.

Workload:
3h per week for overall 5 weeks.

Testing:
to pass the course the student has to complete a multiple-choice test provided at the end of each unit. The certificate of attendance will be released answering correctly to at least 70% of the questions (each test can be tried three times at the maximum).

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Instructor: Giuliana Giusti

Language: Italian

Enrollment starts: 10/23/2022

Course starts: 10/31/2022

Objectives: to develop linguistic metacompetence on the biological and cultural nature of language; to disseminate the main aspects of linguistic analysis aiming at the enhancement of inclusive cultural identity; to provide tools of linguistic analysis as the grounds of an inclusive methodology to teach L1, L2, LS, and classical languages; to involve interested people in a linguistic survey on the languages in Italy and of the Italian varieties in the World.

Open: to anyone interested in discovering the dual nature of language as a biological and social phenomenon.

Prerequisites: a good competence of Italian

Course content: 4 weeks

Workload: 4 hours per week

Testing: Participation in a linguistic survey.

Enrol to course: link

Last update: 24/11/2022