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Perspectives on Sustainability Second NOOC open now – starts 16th October

October 10th, 2013 at 11:10

Staff and students on all campuses, including distance learners, are invited to join in Nottingham’s  second Open Online Course starting Wednesday 16th October!

“Perspectives on Sustainability” is a 10-week course looking at Sustainability from a range of different perspectives and disciplines. Whether it’s just for interest or part of your professional development, you are welcome to join in.  For students there are employability skills to be gained, and the possibility of signing up for a 10-credit or 20-credit Nottingham Advantage Award module.  For staff there’s an opportunity to be a student in Moodle as well to take look at your own sustainable practices and aspects relating to your discipline, and several others.

This module considers sustainability from a range of different perspectives. These include the disciplinary perspectives of geography, engineering, business and the arts and humanities but also the perspectives of different stakeholder groups: students, employers and the professions, corporate and academic staff working in higher education.

If you popped in the first NOOC last spring, then you’ll find this one similar but different.  The topics are the same, and the Open Educational Resources are still the core readings, but we have a number of other resources including videos and material from even more disciplines. 

  • The module is designed to be taken entirely online as part of a supportive and sharing learning community.
  • Dip into the Open Educational Resources, read as little or as much as interests you.
  • Unless you have signed up to the Advantage Award version of this module, the amount of time commitment is up to you, but we recommend 2-5 hours per week.
  • Choose whether to complete activities that lead to a certificate for one, a few or all weeks of the course.

Week 1 (introduction and Orientation) starts Wednesday 16th October. Join us as soon as you’re ready.

To join

Not part of the University of Nottingham?

Join our MOOC, Sustainability, Society and You, from Futurelearn starting January 2014.

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