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.

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).

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Instructors: Giulia Lucia Cinque

Language: Italian

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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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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Instructor: Marcella Simoni, Emanuela Trevisan

Language: English

Enrollment starts: 29/01/2024

Course starts: 29/01/2024

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

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Instructor: Dr. Davide Giurlando

Language: Italian

Enrollment starts: 01/21/2024

Course starts: 02/05/2024

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).

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Instructor: Maria Roberta Novielli

Language: Italian

Enrollment starts: 01/21/2024

Course starts: 02/05/2024

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)

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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: 02/04/2024

Course starts: 02/19/2024

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)

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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: 02/11/2024

Course starts: 02/26/2024

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).

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Last update: 28/02/2024