[mooc] The European Neighbourhood Policy and Cross-Border Cooperation #imoox

We are happy to announce that today a new MOOC is starting titled „The European Neighbourhood Policy and Cross-Border Cooperation„:

The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) has increased the reach and clout of the EU beyond its borders into the immediate vicinity. Yet, the EU vs. non-EU discrepancies at the economic and political level are still very much visible in the eastern borderlands of the EU which comprise areas of land under the jurisdiction of both the EU and the Eastern Partnership (EaP) states. Thus, in line with the 2015 ENP Review and the subsequent 2016 Global Strategy for the EU’s Foreign and Security Policy (EUGS), which both emphasised the urgent need for reconsideration of the EU’s neighbourhood and external instruments, the role of borderland regions has also been seen as prominent for enhancing cooperation between Eastern European EU and non-EU members and for strengthening regional stability and security.
This course addresses all students interested to enhance their knowledge in issues ranging from the EU’s actorness, the ENP and the EaP to cross-border cooperation.
This MOOC aims at equipping students, young professionals, civil society representatives,
public servants, etc. with basic knowledge and practical experience in the (geo)political, economic and social processes occurring in European Union (EU)’s eastern neighbourhood. 

As usual the participation is completly free, so just register and have fun with this online course.

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[publication] The Online Course as Initial Stage of a Course in Higher Education: Implementation and Evaluation of the Pre-MOOC Concept in a Technical Degree Course #mooc #imoox #research

Our publication about „The Online Course as Initial Stage of a Course in Higher Education: Implementation and Evaluation of the Pre-MOOC Concept in a Technical Degree Course“ got published in the International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJet).

Abstract:
In university teaching, a massive open online course (MOOC) is often regarded as an isolated online course, typically addressing a broad public of lifelong learners or future students. Nevertheless, some universities use MOOCs as a lecture for their students or use MOOCs as integrated part of their own lectures. In this study, we focus on a lecture concept called „Pre-MOOC“, where a MOOC is an obligative first part of a lecture in higher education, followed by lecture-part only open for own students and typically in presence. Therefore, we explore the current state of practices and research on Pre-MOOCs and describe our design-based research approach, the development of the MOOC and evaluation of its implementation in 2019. The article describes the instructional design process of the lecture in a master program of electrical engineering in which we used the instructional design model ADDIE. Finally, we will analyze the results of the evaluation with regard to the concept of a Pre-MOOC. Based on feedback from students and teachers, recommendations for designing a course with the Pre-MOOC design will be provided and implications as well limitations of the study will be discussed.

[article @ ResearchGate]
[article @ Journal’s homepage]

Reference: Braun, C., Ebner, M., Fickert, L., Schön, S. (2021) The Online Course as Initial Stage of a Course in Higher Education: Implementation and Evaluation of the Pre- MOOC Concept in a Technical Degree Course. In: International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJet). 16(6). pp. 245-258

[imoox] Start of online-course „Bayesian probability theory“ #imoox #mooc

We are happy to announce that the online course about „Bayesian probability theory“ started last week.

Content:
„The primary motivation for this course is to warm a broader audience to probability theory, as it is central to all scientific fields. Or as E.T. Jaynes – one of the most important researchers on probability theory of the last century – put it: „Probability is the logic of science.“
This course equips you with the methods of probability theory and enables you to deal with uncertainties, qualify decisions, assign probabilities and estimate parameters and models. The Bayesian approach provides techniques to update „partial truth“.
As a whole, this MOOC delivers the basics that are needed and benefitial for the fields of machine learning and data science.“

Feel free to register to course and joint it for free: [Registration page of the course]

[mooc] MINT-Brueckenkurs Mathematik #imoox #mathe

Es freut uns, dass wir auch heur den „MINT-Brückenkurs Mathematik“ anbieten können mit der Idee zukünftige Studierende zu unterstützen bei einem zukünftigen Studium wo vor allem auch mathematische Kompetenzen notwendig sind.

Lernziele:
Mit Hilfe eines sogenannten Brückenkurses soll im Bereich des MINT-Faches Mathematik Schülerinnen und Schülern frühzeitig der Übergang an eine technische Hochschule erleichtert werden. Die Inhalte und damit Zielsetzung fokussieren auf einer Wiederholung, Festigung und Vertiefung des Oberstufen-Lehrinhalts im Fach Mathematik und bereiten damit auf die Studieneingangsphase eines technischen Studiums und alltägliche Fertigkeiten eines technischen Studiums vor.

[Kostenlose Anmeldung zum Online-Kurs]

[trailer] Bayesian probability theory #imoox #mooc #tugraz #trailer

We are happy to announce another MOOC about the topic „Bayesian probability theory„. Find here the trailer of the MOOC and feel motivated to subscribe, as usual for free 🙂

[Free subscribtion for the MOOC]

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[imoox] LawBusters – Drei Themen Recht.humorvoll #tugraz #recht #imoox

Wir starten heute bewusst rund um die Weihnachstzeit noch einen MOOC und zwar zu „LawBusters – Drei Themen Recht.humorvoll„. Die Idee der LawBusters ist, dass sie die trockenen Themen des Rechts an sehr griffigen Beispielen darstellen wollen und ich denke es gelingt durchaus. Nehmen Sie sich also die Zeit und erleben Sie die Welt des Rechts einmal aus einer anderen Perspektive, durchaus kurzweilig 🙂

Inhalt der 3 Wochen:

  • Rechts- und Geschäftsfähigkeit am Beispiel von Game of Thrones
  • Gewährleistung am Beispiel von Star Trek
  • Lizenzrecht am Beispiel von Star Wars

[Anmeldung zum kostenfreien Kurs hier]

Hier noch das Teaservideo:

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