The event was held within the framework of Living Laboratory in Climate Change/LiLaCC, a project intended to develop an online course in disruptive information technologies for climate change decision-making.
It is essential that national requirements and demand rates in MOOC are evaluated at an early stage of the project so that the course development could follow shared standards and approach.
The seminar participants – Luleå University of Technology, NARFU, ITMO University, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Stellenbosch University and the University of KwaZulu-Natal –discussed the general strategic framework of the course and were presented the Russian methodology and experience in MOOC development.
Welcome address was delivered by Karl Andersson, Professor of Luleå University of Technology, the project’s lead partner.
The practical side of MOOC development was presented by Svetlana Strelkova, Deputy Director at Manager Training Center (Kochubey Center) – Higher School of Economics Campus in St. Petersburg.
Georgy Nikachev, Coursera Manager for Russian Partnerships, spoke about the opportunities and resources of the international COURSERA platform.
Alexey Kokorin, Climate and Energy Program Director at the World Wildlife Fund, presented the progress of NArFU-WWF projects “Raising the awareness of youth on climate change in the Russian part of the Barents region” and the agenda for promoting the international mass open online course Climate Change: Risks and Challenges.
Work will continue within the next few month on four modules for the MOOC that address blockchain technologies, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and machine learning.
NArFU Department of International Cooperation