Smart Cities MOOC goes live today

It’s not too late to sign up for this free online course on smart cities which has drawn over 4,000 subscribers.

Lorraine Hudson from twitter

The Open University’s Lorraine Hudson is one of the key educators of the “Smart Cities” course.

What is a smart city? What is the role of citizens? What is the connection between urban innovation, enterprise and smart cities? These are just some of the questions we’ll be tackling in this free six week online course. An introduction to smart cities, exploring the role of technology and data in tackling city challenges. Learners will connect with and explore how they can contribute to the creation of smart cities through a range of interactive activities.

Education is a core element of the overall MK:Smart innovation programme. We will be sharing our knowledge on data analytics and sustainability through a variety of educational initiatives at different levels. These will be open to local schools, higher education students, businesses, as well as the wider community. The aim is to help different types of learners to acquire the awareness and skills relevant to smart cities, through a variety of means – from face to face tuition to Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs).

Can’t take part this time round? Keep your eye on and @MKSmartProject (via Twitter) for news of when the course will be reappearing on FutureLearn