Proceedings of ICT for Sustainability 2016

Smart Cities MOOC: Teaching citizens how to co-create smart cities

Authors
Lorraine Hudson, Gerd Kortuem, Annika Wolff, Patrina Law
Corresponding Author
Lorraine Hudson
Available Online August 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-16.2016.18How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Smart cities, MOOC, learning, education, citizens, ICT4S
Abstract
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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Proceedings
ICT for Sustainability 2016
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
August 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-224-4
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-16.2016.18How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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