WOW! The response to our crowd translation has been overwhelming – Thanks to all you wonderful people out there who are wanting and willing to get involved, and make the material we provide accessible in Chinese, Portuguese and German. (go straight to this link to see the trailer subtitled already, as an appetizer for the […]

Join In: Crowd Translation now open!

As MOOC authors we want our messages – the nuggets of insight, the invitation to engage – to really reach a global audience. Our MOOC was filmed in English, admittedly a wide-spread universal language of science, but by no means the language of everyone intersted in learning about the ocean. So what to do? This […]

A MOOC gets a Name

One Planet – One Ocean: From Science to Solutions Whew! Another milestone in our MOOC production – the MOOC films are on their way to Kiel. The suspense is hardly bearable; we will see the final videos for the first time! But I’m getting ahead of the story. My last blog post announced the end […]

Future Ocean MOOC shooting in Malta

The scope of the Future Ocean’s massive open online course (MOOC) that is in production in Kiel is expanding to include perspectives from other parts of the world! How do people perceive the ocean in other countries? What state of the ocean do we want to achieve? What is the potential on the one hand […]

The Future Ocean MOOC: A “massive” mission

When Prof. Martin Visbeck, speaker of the Kiel Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean” accepted the invitation by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) to lead a massive open online course on (MOOC) ocean sustainability,  it was a wonderful recognition of the scope of expertise and societal relevance of marine sciences in Kiel. […]