MOOC

The UAB's strategic commitment to MOOC

In line with the UAB's interest in fostering continuous education, MOOCs are a priority for the university's governing team.

The objective is to strengthen the university's commitment to innovation and the new educational models, and this can be seen in the increase in number of MOOCs offered by the Graduate School, with the involvement of its director, Dr María José Feijóo Rey, and of the UAB MOOCs managing team (Dr José Manuel Pérez Tornero, Academic Manager; Sra. Sílvia Altafaja Vela, Technical Manager; Sr. Joaquim Campuzano Puntí, Technological Coordinator).
 

Information about Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC)

UAB entered the MOOC world seeking for consistency with its strategic plan. As stated in this plan, there is an aim to transfer scientific, technological, cultural and educational knowledge through quality teaching, as well as a clear international vision.

In this context, UAB considers MOOC are a way to achieve these goals, and after analyzing various alternatives, decided to enter Coursera, where the University operates since March 2013. In just over three years, the Autonomous University of Barcelona has become a reference in the world MOOC, both at Spanish and European level. Significantly, it is the only public university in the state that is inside this platform, where we can find only top-ranked universities such as Stanford, Princeton, Yale or Caltech for instance.

The range of courses reflects the diversity of studies at UAB. In this sense, courses such as Egiptología, Precálculo, Corrección, estilo y variaciones de la lengua española, Primeros Auxilios Psicológicos, Sistemas digitales: de las puertas lógicas al procesador, Detección de objetos, Clasificación de imágenes, English for Teaching Purposes o Patrocinio Deportivo are being offered successfully. Among these twenty courses, five of them belong to the specialization Diseño y creación de videojuegos. You can find the corrent UAB course portfolio at https://www.coursera.org/uab. This portfolio will include five more courses during the year 2017. Data regarding participation show that more than 200.000 learners have already shown interest in the UAB courses at Coursera.

 

NEW - ¿Cómo persuadir? Jugando con palabras, imágenes y números

This is a course aimed at all those students who want to learn, in a fun and enjoyable way, the persuasion mechanisms which turn on in the current world, in the 21st century, through the words, images and numbers. A world where media, internet and publicity constantly seek for convincing and calling the audience’s attention.

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NEW - Kit básico (para evitar los errores más frecuentes) de finanzas

Change your perception on personal finances and avoid being a victim of financial abuse and your own behavioral preferences. We want to give you some fundamental tools to improve (if you find it necessary) your own personal finances.

 
Available in Coursera from March 2017 (date to be announced). 

NEW - Sustainability of social-ecological Systems: the Nexus between water, energy and food

In this course you will become familiar with the ideas of the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus and transdisciplinary thinking. You will learn to see your community or country as a complex social-ecological system and to describe its WEF metabolism in the form of a pattern, as well as to map the categories of social actors.

Available in Coursera from June 2017 (date to be announced).

NEW - El Valle de los Reyes

The Valley of the Kings is one of the most important and attractive archaeological sites in Egypt. We invite you to travel in time to know the history and evolution of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth dynasties of the Egyptian New Kingdom.


Date to be announced.
 

Corrección, estilo y variaciones de la lengua española

In this course, with a polycentric consideration of language, intended to enable or enhance the interest in correcting their own and other texts.

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Egiptología

This course introduces undergraduate students on the most relevant aspects of the language, history and culture of Egypt of the pharaohs.

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Sistemas digitales: de las puertas lógicas al procesador

This course gives you a complete insight into the modern design of digitak systems fundamentals from an eminently practical point of view. Course in Spanish.

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Digital Systems: From Logic Gates to Processors

This course gives you a complete insight into the modern design of digitak systems fundamentals from an eminently practical point of view. Course in English.

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Precálculo

Designed to facilitate the entry of students in first semester of calculus courses of any university degree, with special emphasis on science and engineering.

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Primeros Auxilios Psicológicos (PAP)

El curso desarrolla las competencias necesarias para aplicar los primeros auxilios psicológicos a personas afectadas por situaciones estresantes y/o traumáticas: accidentes de tráfico, agresiones, muertes repentinas, pero también por catástrofes naturales y cualquier otro tipo de emergencias comunitarias o masivas.

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English for teaching purposes

A course on English and teaching methodology that aims to help university lecturers do their teaching in English, in line with university internationalisation policies.

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Emotions: a Philosophical Introduction

Emotions are the backbone of social activities as well as they drive the cognitive processes of several living entities. This course tries to elucidate the controversial nature of emotions and their evolutionary meaning.

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Detección de objetos

The course offers the opportunity to learn the main techniques of computer vision to detect and recognize objects in an image. It is designed for students interested in acquiring necessary knowledge for the development of real applications of detection and object.

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Democracia y decisiones públicas. Introducción al análisis de políticas públicas

What is public policy? This course discusses how to decide which problems to address and what solutions adopted.

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Representaciones Culturales de las Sexualidades

In this course we will learn to interpret how to enroll and embodied discourses about gender and sexuality in various products and cultural backgrounds.

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The Olympic Games and the Media

This course analyzes how television and other media contribute to fund, shape and disseminate the major sporting spectacle in the world.

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Clasificación de imágenes: ¿cómo reconocer el contenido de una imagen?

This course is an introduction to the world of Computer Vision. At the end of the course the learner will be able to recognise the visual content of images and to use the description and classification tools in order to classify from their content.

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Patrocinio deportivo

This course is offered jointly with the Johan Cruyff Institute jointly. This is an introductory course in sports sponsorship for all those interested in knowing how to create a sponsorship plan for a sports event.

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Sport sponsorship. Let them play

This course is offered jointly with the Johan Cruyff Institute jointly. This is an introductory course in sports sponsorship for all those interested in knowing how to create a sponsorship plan for a sports event.

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Videojuegos: ¿de qué hablamos?

We have all probably played a video game at least once in our life, but... what's behind them? This is an introductory course that will show you which aspects we must consider in the dessign and creation of a videogame. Part of the Specialisation "Diseño y Creación de videojuegos".

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Diseño de videojuegos

Which role plays design in video games creation? This course provides guidelines and knowledge on how to design a video game. Part of the Specialisation "Diseño y Creación de videojuegos".

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Arte 3D y animación en videojuegos

In this course we will talk on the video game's creation artistic aspects. In aim to do so, we will provide knowledge and guidelines on how to design a video game's artistic part. Part of the Specialisation "Diseño y Creación de videojuegos".

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Motores gráficos en videojuegos: game engine

For those who ever wanted to know how to create a video game, in this course we will explain how to create a small engine, one of the main elements in any video game. Part of the Specialisation "Creación y Diseño de videojuegos".

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Game play en videojuegos

How does a video game program work and structure? We call this gameplay, and it will be the main point on this course. Its detailed analysis will allow us to understand its importance and what functions it should have. Part of the Specialisation "Creación y Diseño de videojuegos".

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