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UNMOOC on Web Science to start!

From: Steffen Staab <staab@uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 08:47:28 +0200
Message-ID: <526A1400.5030804@uni-koblenz.de>
To: semantic-web@w3.org, public-lod@w3.org

Institute WeST is about to start an UNMOOC -
an UNusual Massive Open Online Course - on *Web Science*

A MOOC is "an online course aimed at large-scale interactive 
participation and open access via the Web" (quote from Wikipedia).
Usual MOOCs combine canned content (text, videos, etc.) with 
interactive, community-oriented feedback sessions.
In contrast, our unusual MOOC targets the creation of open and evolving 
content with interactive, community-oriented feedback sessions.

Find more basic information at our starting page: 
http://studywebscience.org/

The course itself will be hosted on wikiversity and wikimedia commons, 
two free and open siblings of the Wikipedia platform:
https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Topic:Web_Science

There are three models for certification
1. Joining exams in Koblenz and earning ECTS credits
2. Examination by an outside institution.
    If you are an outside institution and want to award
    credits based on participation in the MOOC exam, please contact us.
3. Informal certification (no earning of ECTS credits)
    by remote participation in the MOOC exam.

Rene Pickhardt & Steffen Staab
Institute for Web Science and Technologies
University of Koblenz-Landau

http://west.uni-koblenz.de
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