Springer Launches “Books and MOOCs” Initiative with One of Europe’s Largest Providers of Free Online Multimedia Courses
Springer is partnering with Federica Weblearning, which is an academic platform devoted to innovation, experimentation and the dissemination of multimedia distance learning.
The collaboration allows authors and lecturers several options of preparing both a textbook and a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on a particular topic.
The MOOCs and books project invites authors worldwide to plan from the outset a textbook together with an accompanying MOOC. Also, lecturers who are currently running a MOOC on the Federica Weblearning platform have the opportunity to publish a complementary textbook with Springer. Authors and lecturers from institutes all over the world can participate in this initiative.
Federica Weblearning was developed by the University of Naples Federico II in Italy, and it hosts courses on a wide spectrum of fields covered by the university, including mathematics and statistics, computer science, engineering and physical sciences, biomedical and life sciences, business and economics, and humanities and social sciences.
One of first collaborations will be a new MOOC based on a textbook on robotics by one of our bestselling authors, Bruno Siciliano, and we look forward to working with lecturers of MOOCs on Federica Weblearning to help them plan their accompanying textbook.
This editorial cooperation expands on the existing Springer policy which provides coupons to registered MOOC students, allowing them to purchase specific books at a discounted rate.
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