The course is part of a bigger IoT online programme and includes designing futureproof systems and complex IoT applications
European open innovation organisation, EIT Digital, has released an Internet of Things (IoT) Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) course on the learning platform Coursera.
The Software Architecture for the IoT MOOC is the third to be published by the organisation on the online platform and entails around five weeks’ study of two to three hours a week.
Developed in cooperation with iMinds, the course takes a ‘flipped classroom’ approach where students watch online lectures at home, and engage in concepts in the classroom with the guidance of a mentor. This is the opposite to regular campus courses. It will include how to design futureproof systems, applying best-in-class software architecture methods to design complex IoT applications and understanding the business impact of decisions taken as an IoT system architect.
The MOOC forms part of a bigger online programme entitled Internet of Things through Embedded Systems.
“EIT Digital innovates in digital education, building upon, and improving the reputation of European Universities of Technology,” said Martijn Klabbers, online education activity lead at EIT Digital.
“It does so by transforming existing courses at these universities to an online format and demonstrating the excellence of these courses. These courses are part of the regular Master Programme, and the transformation includes the active participation of European universities.”
He added: “This programme will provide access to the on-campus EIT Digital Master Programme in Embedded Systems for bachelor students all over the world.”
At the end of the online programme, students receive a certificate, and at the end of the blended programme (including the online part and the on-campus program) students are awarded the same double degree and EIT label as do regular campus students. Klabbers adds that professionals and individuals with other degrees can join the MOOC as well.
EIT Digital plans to introduce 15 courses this year. This includes a follow-up on the Internet of Things and the first in a series about system validation in August. It is also working in cooperation with the Haas School of Business of the University of California, Berkeley, and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, on three courses about innovation and entrepreneurship.
The next Software Architecture for the Internet of Things MOOC runs 18 July to 28 August and enrolment ends on 28 July.