MOOCs - 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.


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.


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.


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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.


Instructor: Daniela Favaretto

Language: Italian

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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).

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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.

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Instructors: Flaminia Luccio, Andrea Albarelli

Language: English

Enrollment starts: 08/13/2023 

Course starts: 08/28/2023

Objectives: algorithms, programming databases.

Open: to anyone interested.

Prerequisites: English language skills.

Course outline: there are five units in the course over a period of five weeks. Each unit concerns a one of the main topics listed in the above objectives divided into its basic concepts in video-lessons lasting about 10 miutes each.

Workload: 5 weeks of study, estimated 6 hours/week

Maximum length of video-lessons: 225 minutes

Testing: a mid-unit self-assessment test is given with each unit. The final result will be determined by the sum of the mid-unit tests.

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Instructor: Alessandra Cecilia Jacomuzzi

Language: Italian

Enrollment starts: 09/10/2023

Course starts: 09/25/2023

Objectives: to provide the fundamentals of psychology and explain a number of main principals of cognitive functioning.

Open: to anyone interested. 

Prerequisites: the fundamental prerequisite is a curious and rigorous mind. No other prerequisites are required except for the lesson on the mathematical approach to input-output where a foundation knowledge of Matrix mathematics and Convergent series is suggested. This last section is, however, optional and the final Certificate will indicate if it has been attended.

Course content: the course includes 4 teaching units.

Workload: 4 weeks (estimated 2-3 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).

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Instructor: Giuliana Giusti

Language: Italian

Enrollment starts: 10/15/2023

Course starts: 10/30/2023

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.

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Instructors: Alessandro Scarso, Stefano Antoniutti
Language: italian

Enrollment starts:11/05/2023

Course starts: 11/20/2023

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.

3h per week for overall 5 weeks.

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).

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Instructor: Giuliana Giusti

Language: Italian

Enrollment starts: 11/12/2023

Curse starts: 11/27/2023

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).

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Last update: 22/11/2023