MOOC - Massive Open Online Courses

What they are

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are free courses that are entirely available online.The courses are designed for distance education with a large number of participants, who have different cultural backgrounds and come from different geographical areas. Therefore, MOOCs represent a flexible way of learning new skills and knowledge through a continuous learning experience.

Recipients

Ca' Foscari MOOCs are open to all

  • Ca' Foscari students; 
  • Alumni;
  • External users;
  • Lifelong learner.

How to participate

Access to MOOC courses is free and open to all.

Our MOOCs are delivered on EduOpen. If you already have a Ca’ Foscari account, you can use your credentials to access the site. If you do not have a Ca’ Foscari account, you will be able to register directly on the platform.

Links

Attendance and certificate

The scheduled activities of each MOOC will be released in about 4 weeks. Each learning unit is composed of video-lessons (that last 3 -15 minutes each), a self-assessment test, materials suggested by the instructors, and forums in which you can ask questions and answer those of the other participants.

You will be able to complete your coursework at any time, at your own pace, as long as you meet the course’s deadline.

Upon successful completion of all activities, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Contacts

Educational Programmes and Student Services Area - Educational Programmes Office, Online Educational Programmes Unit
tel. +39 041 234 7533
 mooc@unive.it

Ca' Foscari MOOCs

Discover all the upcoming MOOCs offered by Ca’ Foscari and remember that you can enroll for courses up to 2 weeks before they start.

Availables

Instructor: Daniela Favaretto

Language: Italian

Enrollment starts: 

Course starts:

Objectives: to cover the core ideas needed to face the First Year University Mathematics exam.  

Open: to anyone interested.

Prerequisites: the only prerequisite is personal motivation.

Course outline: the course is offered in 4 units.

Workload: 4 weeks (estimated 3-4 hours a week)

Maximun length of video-lessons: 190 minutes

Testing: involves a multiple-choice test of 10 questions at the end of each unit. The Certificate of Attendance will be given if at least 7 of the 10 questions is answered correctly (three attempts can be made at answering each question).

Enrol to course: link

Instructors: Giulia Lucia Cinque

Language: Italian

Enrolment starts: 11/15/2020

Course starts: 11/30/2020

Objectives: the course aims at providing food for thought and useful strategies to make a responsible and aware career choice

Open: anyone who is experiencing difficulties in making career choices or in facing the consequences of a wrong career decision

Prerequisites: none

Course outline: the course has 4 learning units, each of them consists of a video-lesson, approximately 40 minute long, and a multiple choice test. The forum allows students to pose questions and to share their reflections each week. Participation to the forum is optional and does not affect the deliverance of a final certificate

Workload: 4 weeks, about 2– 3 hours per week

Testing: there is a multiple choice test consisting of 10 questions at the end of each unit.

Enrol to course: link

Instructor: Giuliana Giusti

Language: Italian

Enrollment starts: 09/11/2022

Curse starts: 09/26/2022

Objectives: The course aims to develop a reflective awareness of the relationship between Language and Identity with reference to Gender. The practical effects regard the ability to apply this awareness to use communicative strategies, allowing the presence of women to emerge in every social setting and in cultural discourse.

Each teaching unit will treat an important aspect of Gender and Language concerns. The aim is to raise issues that have still yet to be thoroughly treated in Italy and, at the same time, offer the linguistic skills needed to face matters that are often subject to discussion in the fields of sociology, psychology and politics.
The first week looks at the close interconnection that exists between biology and culture (nature and nurture) within Language and Gender. The second week inspects the formal and social aspects of language and how these interact with the construction of cultural identity. The third week examines how form directly influences the meaning of communication and how this nexus influences the possibility of the presence of women emerging in cultural discourse.  The fourth week  analyses practical issues surrounding the  “Grammar of Gender” and proposes solutions on how to solve linguistic uncertainty along with the motives to use one suggested form or another. The fifth week is dedicated to discussing first names, the transmission of family names and the naming of areas within cities.

Open: to anyone interested.

Prerequisites: none.

Course content: the course includes 5 teaching units.

Workload: 5 weeks of study, estimated 5 hours a week.

Testing: involves a multiple-choice test of 10 questions at the end of each unit. The Certificate of Attendance will be given if at least 7 of the 10 questions is answered correctly (three attempts can be made at answering each question).

Enrol to course: link

Instructors: Valentina Bonello, Lorenzo Calvelli, Alessandro Casellato, Stefania De Vido, Mario Infelise, Gianluca Ligi, Adelisa Malena, Claudio Povolo, Anna Maria Rapetti, Gilda Zazzara

Language: Italian

Enrollment starts: 09/11/2022

Course starts: 09/26/2022 

Objectives: to illustrate how History is taught at Ca' Foscari, and, above all, highlight the enormous advantages of being able to study History in Venice. This city can be viewed as an open-air book, which allows students to encounter History from its Ancient roots to its Contemporary manifestations. The aim is to show the fundamental need to come into contact first-hand with people, places and sources in the study of History, which can neither be taught nor researched by using the computer and the web.

Open: to anyone interested.

Prerequisites: none.

Course content: the course includes 9 teaching units

Workload: 5 weeks of study; estimated 3 hours a week

Testing: involves a multiple-choice test at the end of each unit. The Certificate of Attendance will be given if at least 70% questions is answered correctly (three attempts can be made at answering each question).

Enrol to course: link

Instructors: Alessandro Scarso, Stefano Antoniutti
Language: italian

Enrollment starts:10/23/2022

Course starts: 10/31/2022 

Objectives: the course aims at providing the students with the fundamental elements for the correct interpretation of monodimensional (1H, 13C, 31P) and bidimensional Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectra in order to ascertain the final structure of organic and organometallic species.

Open to: the course is particularly suited for students in the degrees in Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry,  Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies, Pharmacy, Biotechnology, Nano and Biomaterials and similar where the characterization of molecules in solution is studied.

Prerequisites: no particular pre-requisites are requested.

Course content:
the course is divided into 5 units.

Workload:
3h per week for overall 5 weeks.

Testing:
to pass the course the student has to complete a multiple-choice test provided at the end of each unit. The certificate of attendance will be released answering correctly to at least 70% of the questions (each test can be tried three times at the maximum).

Enrol to course: link

Instructor: Giuliana Giusti

Language: Italian

Enrollment starts: 10/23/2022

Course starts: 10/31/2022

Objectives: to develop linguistic metacompetence on the biological and cultural nature of language; to disseminate the main aspects of linguistic analysis aiming at the enhancement of inclusive cultural identity; to provide tools of linguistic analysis as the grounds of an inclusive methodology to teach L1, L2, LS, and classical languages; to involve interested people in a linguistic survey on the languages in Italy and of the Italian varieties in the World.

Open: to anyone interested in discovering the dual nature of language as a biological and social phenomenon.

Prerequisites: a good competence of Italian

Course content: 4 weeks

Workload: 4 hours per week

Testing: Participation in a linguistic survey.

Enrol to course: link

Soon to be offered

Instructor: Dr. Davide Giurlando

Language: Italian

Enrollment starts: 01/22/2023

Course starts: 02/06/2023

Objectives: the activity will present an overview of the most remarkable artists and trends in the context of European and American animated films, from the birth of animation to contemporary times.
Open: to university students, preferably with a background in Humanities.

Prerequisites: none

Course content: 4 units

Workload: approximately 3-4 hours a week.

Testing: multiple choice test at the end of each unit. Students can obtain the certificate of attendance if at least 70% of the questions are answered correctly (each test includes three possible answers).

Enrol to course: link

Instructor: Maria Roberta Novielli

Language: Italian

Enrollment starts: 01/22/2023

Course starts: 02/06/2023

Objectives: the analysis of the four main seasons of the artistic production in Japanese Cinema, as an introduction to its history and to the works of some major protagonists of the World scene

Open: mainly humanities students

Prerequisites: none

Course content:Each video will deepen a period of the history of Japanese ciinema in which some of the main innovations of style and themes have been achieved.

Workload:  about 3-4 hours a week

Testing: multiple choice test at the end of each unit. Students can obtain the certificate of attendance if at least 70% of the questions are answered correctly (each test includes three possible answers)

Enrol to course: link

Instructor: Marcella Simoni, Emanuela Trevisan

Language: English

Enrollment starts: 01/22/2023

Course starts: 02/06/2023

Objectives: this course aims to investigate the history of the Israeli Palestinian conflict from the perspective of civil resistance and nonviolence, aspects normally ignored by the press and neglected by the Historiography of Israel and Palestine.

Open: to anyone interested.

Prerequisites: English language skills

Course content: 6 weeks

Workload: 4-5 hours

Testing: a multiple choice test

Enrol to course: link

Instructors: Asia Assenova, Enric Bou, Caterina Carpinato, Aurora Firta, Flora Koleci, Iliana Krapova, Eugenia Liosatou, Aleksandra Mladenovic, Albert Morales, Patrizio Rigobon, Giuseppina Turano.

Language: Italian

Enrolment starts: 02/12/2023

Course starts: 02/27/2023

Objectives: This training activity, designed in a multilingual, multidisciplinary and multicultural perspective, aims to offer an initial presentation of some of the languages, cultures and literatures taught at the University Ca' Foscari of Venice.

Starting from Catalonia,  moving to the Balkans through Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Albania and Greece in a virtual voyage that will reveal their languages, cultures and societies.

Each country will be considered in the uniqueness of its history, its tradition and its identity. The countries we present are different because of their different origin, but the dominant cultural trends in each of them are important for the entire European and Western context.

The course has six units dedicated respectively to the language and culture of  Catalonia, Romania, Greece, Albania, Bulgaria and Serbia-Croatia.

The approach adopted for this activity is mainly linguistic, and socio-cultural. Instructors will use photos and maps, as well as audio and video materials.

Open: to anyone interested.

Prerequisites: the only prerequisite is personal motivation.

Course outline: the course includes 6 teaching units.

Workload: 6 weeks (estimated 4-5 hours a week)

Testing: involves a multiple-choice test of 10 questions at the end of each unit. The Certificate of Attendance will be given if at least 7 out of  10 questions are correctly answered (three attempts can be made at answering each question).

Enrol to course: link

Instructors: Caterina Carpinato, in collaborazione con Eugenia Liosatou (e gli studenti A. Bove, C. Coghetto, E. Mescalchin, I. Musso, M. Scialabba).

Languages: Italian, Modern Greek, Catalan, Spanish (ancient Greek, Latin)

Enrollment starts: 02/12/2023

Course starts: 02/27/2023

Objectives: The course, in the frame of the European Project “Archaeoschool for the future”(Erasmus+ 2015-2018), aims to provide basic elements of four European languages ​​(Italian,Spanish, Catalan and Modern Greek). It aims to enhance European multilingualism and to raisestudents' awareness of the historical importance of languages ​​and their evolution. The courseprovides some reflections on the role of the languages ​​and the historical and cultural function ofAncient Greek and Latin in the Mediterranean, which were languages ​​of culture, trade, power andexchanges. The main objective is to determine a conscious linguistic sensitivity: multilingualism isa precious resource rather than a barrier. A conscious linguistic sensitivity allows to develop theability to analyze our mother tongue; to actively translate other foreign languages; to understand thehistory of the languages; to reflect on the common linguistic structures among the Indo-Europeanlanguages; to enhance the dimension of multilingualism; to think about the role of the spokenlanguages ​​of the present and of the past; to understand the historical-social and political importanceof the active use of spoken languages ​​(as an expression tool for civic coexistence).
Open: to anyone interested

Prerequisites
: noneCourse

0utline: Sept. 29/17 November 2017

Workload: 8 weeks (ca. 4 hours a week)

Testing: multiple choice test at the end of each unit. Students can obtain the certificate of attendance if at least 70% of the questions are answered correctly (each test includes three possibleanswers)

Enrol to course: link

Last update: 01/02/2023