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MOOC Técnico – Machine learning, Maths & Ethics: Hands-on 2021

Friday, November 26th, 2021

The MOOC “Machine learning, Maths & Ethics: Hands-on” is an open online course, free of charge, which runs in self-paced mode.

This hands-on course teaches you about the foundations of Machine Learning in an intuitive way. With a heavy focus on exercises and examples, this course allows you to develop practical machine learning skills, while stimulating your critical thinking on the ethics of machine learning models. Although the fields of computer science, artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing the world, the truth is that girls and women are still underrepresented in these fields. Thus, we expect this MOOC to be a meaningful learning opportunity to empower young people, especially young women to follow these areas of expertise. You can find several interviews throughout the course with female experts, students and professionals, researching and working in those fields.

This course was developed within the Erasmus+ FOSTWOM project, which aims to promote full and equal access for young women in STEM.

Target audience: Young people, especially young women, curious to know how algorithms work, which models can be built with the help of machine learning, their advantages and limitations.

Course start date: 1st December 2021
Course end date: 1st March 2022
Application start date: 22nd November

More information.

FOSTWOM | Massive Open Online Course “Fostering women’s participation to STEM through MOOCs”.

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

FOSTWOM Project, a consortium between Técnico Lisboa (ULisboa), Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Conservatoire National Des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), METID Politecnico di Milano (METID), KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Colégio Amor de Deus (CAD) and I.I.S Benedetto Castelli (I.I.S.Castelli), co-funded by ERASMUS+ Programme, presents the Massive Open Online Course “Fostering women’s participation to STEM through MOOCs”.

This online course aims to raise awareness on the importance of gender equality in STEM fields and presents a tool for creating gender-balanced MOOCs.

 

Course Description

Gender stereotypes and under-representation of women in STEM affect the way girls and young women perceive themselves, and it is one of the reasons for their limited presence in the STEM field.

Believing that MOOCs and gender-balanced educational content in general can be part of the solution, in this MOOC, through the voices from the field of teachers, instructional designers, visual designers, students, and people who work for a more inclusive environment in the STEM field we will understand how to build a more inclusive environment.

In this online course, we present a toolkit created in the frame of FOSTWOM Erasmus+ project to develop MOOCs according to a gender conscious perspective with a particular focus on: Content and storytelling to be used, gender-aware language, gender-aware use of images and visual materials. The aim is to offer a practical tool to all people willing to create educational content in a gender-conscious perspective.

This MOOC will run in Polimi Open Knowledge platform.

 

Target group

  • MOOC managers and Educational community members
  • Technical staff members from Higher Educational institutions involved in MOOCs
  • Teachers interested in gender equality issues

Course start date: 25th October 2021

Course end date: 13th February 2022

Course length: 3 weeks

Total workload of the course: 6 hours

More information and registration.

FOSTWOM | Multiplier Event “Fostering Women into STEM MOOCs: An Open Toolkit for Gender-Balance Design”

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

We are pleased to announce the “Fostering Women into STEM MOOCs: An Open Toolkit for Gender-Balance Design” Multiplier Event, in the framework of CC Global Summit 2021, that will be held virtually on Thursday, September 23, from 13h30 to 14h30.

FOSTWOM is an EU-funded ERASMUS+ project which aims at developing content and tools to support gender-balanced STEM MOOCs. FOSTWOM Toolkit promotes gender-equality training on the job and can help to recognize situations of gender inequality soon enough to correct them or implement alternative solutions. The aim of this toolkit is to support STEM (and not only STEM) content experts, MOOC instructional designers, graphic and video designers during the design and implementation phase of their producing work.

The September event will be dedicated to the presentation of the project “FOSTWOM – Fostering Women to STEM MOOCs”, that results from a consortium between Técnico Lisboa (ULisboa) and Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Conservatoire National Des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), METID Politecnico di Milano (METID), KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Colégio Amor de Deus (CAD) and I.I.S Benedetto Castelli (I.I.S.Castelli).

We will introduce the FOSTWOM toolkit and give practical examples of its use in designing MOOCs. We aim to collect participants’ feedback, providing them with good practices, and inviting them to apply the toolkit checklist themselves. The toolkit will be released under a CC BY license.

Target participants are:

– MOOC managers and Educational community members

– Technical staff members from Higher Educational institutions involved in MOOCs

– Teachers from Higher Educational institutions already involved or interested in the MOOC development from a gender-balance perspective with a special focus on STEM subjects.

 

Registration is free, though a Creative Commons support fee is welcomed.  Registration options here.

 

For more information, please contact projects.nri@tecnico.ulisboa.pt. Do not forget to mention FOSTWOM in the subject.

ERASMUS+ | KA2 Extraordinary Calls

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Following the revision of the Erasmus+ 2020 Annual Work Programme, two new calls were launched to respond to the educational challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The call for “Digital Education Readiness” will support projects in school education, vocational education and training, and higher education. This call will aim to enhance online, distance and blended learning – including supporting teachers and trainers, as well as safeguarding the inclusive nature of digital learning opportunities.

The call for “Partnerships for Creativity” will support projects in the fields of youth, school education and adult education. The call aims to develop skills and competences that encourage creativity and boost quality, innovation and recognition of youth work.

Deadline for submission of applications: 29 October 2020 (11:00, Lisbon time).

Application forms.

Further information.

Contact at Técnico: nri@tecnico.ulisboa.pt

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