Find out what it’s like to create, develop and live in a smart city
On this online course, you’ll hear from smart city innovators, entrepreneurs, leaders, communities and businesses.
You’ll explore what it’s like to live in a smart city, and the role of systems thinking, living labs, open data, crowd-sourcing and road-maps in them. You’ll debate challenges of privacy, ethics and security, and weigh up the value of leadership, standards and metrics. You’ll learn how to co-create a smart city project where you live.
The course has been developed as part of MK:Smart – a £16 million collaborative smart city initiative, supporting the economic growth of Milton Keynes.
This course is intended for anyone with an interest in the application of new technologies to city challenges and smart city solutions. It does not require any prior experience of studying the subject.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.
The Smart Cities course had a clear structure, really useful content and good links. The moderators added new links according to the comments and conversations, which was helpful. I really enjoyed the course and it was thoroughly worthwhile as a practioner in this space.