A free (massive) online course (MOOC) is being launched by UWE Bristol offering community groups and individuals the chance to learn what makes a ‘green city’. This new initiative is the first of its type to be launched linked to a European Green Capital City. As part of Big Green Week, Simon Bates, the course developer talked about the MOOC at the ‘Big Green Chair’ on the Green Hub.
Those who sign up for ‘Our Green City: Global Challenges, Bristol Solutions’ will learn from University academics on themes such as energy, food, resources, nature, and transport, but there will also be a strong emphasis on developing the skills and understanding needed to bring about change. The MOOC will be a mix of video presentations, reading materials and other online resources. Learners will undertake tasks and assessments and receive feedback on their work, as well as forming communities online with other learners.