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 - 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.
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).
In this course, with a polycentric consideration of language, intended to enable or enhance the interest in correcting their own and other texts.
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.
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.
What is public policy? This course discusses how to decide which problems to address and what solutions adopted.
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.
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".
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".