USI MOOC “All’eterno dal tempo. La Commedia di Dante” is now online

mooc_dante_screenshotThe second MOOC of USI, “All’eterno dal tempo. La Commedia di Dante” (in Italian), has been published online today, Monday, March 21.

The course, free and open to everybody, will be available online for one year, until March 20, 2017. The eight chapters of the course will be released one per week in the first eight weeks of the course; the first chapter is online from today, the second one will be published on Monday, March 28, the third one on April 4, and so on.

It is possible, for those who are interested, to take an exam, and, in case it is passed, to get a certificate of accomplishment.

Enrolment in the MOOC will be open until March 2017, from the following URL: http://iversity.org/en/courses/all-eterno-dal-tempo-la-commedia-di-dante

“All’eterno dal tempo. La Commedia di Dante”: enrolment for the 2nd USI MOOC is open

The enrolment for the second pilot MOOC of USI, developed by eLab in collaboration with the Istituto di studi italiani (ISI), is now open.

The MOOC, titled “All‚Äôeterno dal tempo.¬†La¬†Commedia di Dante”¬†is in Italian, and¬†boasts of the participation of some of the¬†most important¬†contemporary experts in Italian literature: Stefano Prandi, scientific responsible of the project,¬†Carlo Ossola, director of ISI, Piero Boitani, Corrado Bologna, Mira Mocan,¬†and¬†Lino Pertile.

The MOOC will be hosted on the iversity platform from end of March, and will remain available online for one year.

More info and free enrolment at this URL: https://iversity.org/en/courses/all-eterno-dal-tempo-la-commedia-di-dante.
Watch the trailer on Youtube!

Call for a junior instructional designer

eLab has published a call for a junior instructional designer.

The new collaborator will be working on the projet “Competence Center in Digital Law” and on other projects and activities at eLab, like the production of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Dante and the Commedia and the usability analysis of the Repubblica e Cantone Ticino website with the eye-tracking tool.

Deadline: applications must be submitted by email to dr. Stefano Tardini (stefano.tardini@usi.ch) by January 20th, 2016, enclosing your CV and a cover letter.

For all details, look at the call.
We are looking forward to receiving your applications!

One week to the start of the eTourism MOOC

eTourism: Communication Perspectives”, the first MOOC of USI, promoted by the UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites and developed by eLab, will start on October, Monday 5th, 2015.

The course, fully free and open, will last 8 weeks, and will require approximately 3 hours study time per week.

Among the intended publics: destination managers, people active in the tourism industry, students, in particular within tourism and hospitality programs, academia and researchers, and last but not least, curious people.

You can see the list of modules, and enrol directly from the iversity platform, at the following link: https://iversity.org/en/courses/etourism

Stay tuned!
Twitter Hashtag: #eTourismMOOC
Facebook Group: eTourism: Communication Perspectives

4th meeting of the SwissMOOC special interest group

usiOn August 26th, 2015, the 4th meeting of the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Swiss MOOCs took place at USI in Lugano. 15 SIG members from different Swiss Higher Education Institutions (USI, UZH, ETH, EPFL, UNIGE, FHNW, UNIBAS, HES-SO, SWITCH) attended the meeting, which focused on the integration of MOOCs into in-campus teaching.

In the morning, Elisabetta Decarli-Frick welcomed the participants and gave a brief introduction to the meeting topic, then the participants in the eMOOCs 2015 Conference shared with the other members their learnings and their impressions. In the afternoon, 3 presentations were given:

  • Structures MOOC at EPFL – Flipping with More than 300 Students on Campus? (Olivier Burdet, EPFL)
  • Digital Vikings or How to Integrate a MOOC into On-Campus Learning (Sandra Schneeberger, UZH)
  • Curricular Integration of MOOCs at the University of Basel (Gudrun Bachmann, UNIBAS)

The next SIG meeting will take place online in December (date to be defined).
More info on the SwissMOOC SIG activities can be found at this page.