He descubierto otro sitio donde se imparte MOOC, y me he registrado en un par de ellos para probar la metodología. Se trata de FutureLearn, que aglutina en el este proyecto de Open Courses a unas 20 universidades del Reino Unido. Mientras voy acometiendo las actividades de los últimos cursos en los que me matriculé en Miriadax, voy a comenzar con estos dos. Veremos si al final los puedo cursar, o los abandono a medias como hice con los de Coursera.
The World Wide Web has changed the world. It has changed the ways we communicate, collaborate, and educate. We increasingly live in a Web-dependent society in a Web-dependent world. The Web is also the largest human information construct and it is growing faster than any other system. However, it is a striking fact that there is no systematic discipline to study the Web. We need to understand the current, evolving, and potential Web but at the moment we have no means of predicting the impact that future developments in the Web will have on society or business. Web Science aims to anticipate these impacts. It is the study of the social behaviours in the Web at the inter-person, inter-organizational and societal level, the technologies that enable and support this behaviour, and the interactions between these technologies and behaviours.
With the introduction of new subject, Computing, to schools in September 2014, many schools are considering how to best prepare their staff for this change. This Open Online Course aims to prepare teachers to deliver the new curriculum effectively to children in years 5,6,7 and 8. With a mixture of subject knowledge and pedagogical advice, this MOOC is aimed at both ICT specialists and Primary teaching non-specialists. Expert ‘Master Teachers’ from Computing at School have designed the course to make sure that teachers have the most up-to-date information which they can take into their classrooms and teach great Computing lessons.