MOOCs for 2015, Humanity and the Changing Environment

November 20th, 2014

Beginning in January 2015, UW-Madison will offer a series of six MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) exploring issues of climate, sustainability, technology and human experience.  Each MOOC is designed to engage learners with the research, issues (policy and practice) of its respective topic as guided by expert university faculty and staff with collaborators, nationally and internationally.

The six MOOCS are listed, below, with their start dates and course length.  To register, visit the MOOC site and the page for the course.  A link to enroll will be presented on the panel to the right connecting the student to the UW-Madison Coursera page for the course.  By creating a free Coursera account, the prospective student can complete his/her enrollment.  These non-credit MOOCs are made freely-available to all learners as supported by the University’s Educational Innovation Initiative.

The Land Ethic Reclaimed: Perceptive Hunting, Aldo Leopold, and Conservation (January 26-February 13)
Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region (February 23-March 31)
Shakespeare in Community (April 26-May 23)
Energy and the Earth (June 21-July 18)
Forests and Humans: From the Midwest to Madagascar (September 30-December 28)
Climate Change Policy and Public Health (November 9-December 4)