Smart Cities MOOC: Teaching citizens how to co-create smart cities
- Lorraine Hudson, Gerd Kortuem, Annika Wolff, Patrina Law
- Corresponding Author
- Lorraine Hudson
Available Online August 2016.
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- Smart cities, MOOC, learning, education, citizens, ICT4S
- There is increasing recognition that the ICT4S community needs to take a role in both developing education and conducting research on how to educate people in using ICT to make urban areas more sustainable. In this paper we explore the question how can a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) be used to engage citizens in learning about smart cities and teach them how to co-create a smart cities project in their community. We discuss our experiences of designing and delivering a Smart Cities MOOC, a multidisciplinary course targeted at an interna-tional audience and built upon the pedagogical approach of social learning that is supported through FutureLearn, the MOOC platform on which the course is delivered. We use data gathered from the first presentation of the course to evaluate the motiva-tions, demographics, online participation and experiences of our learners. An analysis of social learning interactions also provides insight into citizens' views on smart cities and we identify how the MOOC can be adapted to meet the learning needs of smart city initiatives and potential areas for future research.
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TY - CONF AU - Lorraine Hudson AU - Gerd Kortuem AU - Annika Wolff AU - Patrina Law PY - 2016/08 DA - 2016/08 TI - Smart Cities MOOC: Teaching citizens how to co-create smart cities BT - ICT for Sustainability 2016 PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2352-538X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-16.2016.18 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-16.2016.18 ID - Hudson2016/08 ER -