Hector Apps


MOOC Aggregator


Why MOOC?

A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC /muːk/) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets, many MOOCs provide interactive user forums to support community interactions among students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs).

What is and what is for the HECTOR MOOC aggregator?

Usually, MOOC aggregators are search engines for free courses, – in simple terms. They gather relevant information from various websites and present to you.

Here are some of the best ones available out there: http://knowledgelover.com/best-mooc-aggregators-for-free-online-courses/

Differently from some of the most common MOOC aggregators that can be found on the web (see https://www.mooc-list.com/), the HECTOR MOOC aggregator is a simple and thematic selection of the best MOOC addressing cultural management and tourism managers made by culture routes professionals for their peers


Click on your favourite MOOC and start yoor self-training journey.

Heritage development

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Cultural heritage, Social Innovation and New Citizenship EMMA Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy no specific target
  • Fostering
  • Supporting and managing citizen participation to cultural heritage-making
  • Italian
  • English
This MOOC illustrates a series of flagship stories that have tried using an innovative approach to tackle the issue of safeguarding the cultural and environmental heritage. These are examples of projects that were set up without institutional support, but they serve to explore an increasingly interesting phenomenon that shows obvious signs of bottom-up social innovation. On the basis of these experiences, the characteristics of a new model of cultural and environmental heritage management will be described, that is triggered by the participation of citizens and is based on the concept of social innovation.
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The organisation of cultural enterprises EMMA Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy Enterpreneurs, professionals
  • Organisation models for cultural heritage companies
  • Italian
  • English
The structure of a company can take on different shapes. This course presents the main existing possibilities, looking at them from the inside: the presented examples are directly related to cultural heritage. Knowing the different organisational structures becomes a winning weapon to better address the internal and external dynamics of any organisation.

Tourism management

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Cambios en el turismo contemporáneo Miriadax Universitat de Girona no specific target
  • Management of contemporary tourism changes
  • Spanish
Tourism is a source of cultural, urban and environmental changes. The course offers an approach to how these changes affect contemporary tourism through multidisciplinary perspectives. Changes that occur both at the supply and at demand side are taken into consideration. The ways cultural, urban and environmental changes impact on tourism are also discussed. The course proposes tools, measures and concepts for a better understanding and development of changes in tourism, both in a practical and in a theoretical sense.

Cultural Tourism

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Innovación en Turismo Cultural Escuela de Organización Industrial (EOI) Escuela de Organización Industrial (EOI) Professionals; Entrepreneurs
  • Knowledge, tools and methodologies to foster cultural tourism
  • Spanish
This open course will allow companies and entrepreneurs to adjust their competitiveness as well as to incorporate innovative processes and tools to generate new economic opportunities in the tourism sector in general, and in cultural tourism more specifically. Specialists in tourism, geography, economy, history, marketing will knowledge about methodologies and tools to foster cultural tourism and connect it to local development and economy.

Communication

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eTourism: Communication Perspectives iversity.org Università della Svizzera Italiana Students, Academia and researchers, Destination managers, People active in the industry, Policy makers
  • Theoretical and practical understanding of eTourism
  • English
An introduction course to a fascinating travel into the eTourism world, which crosses both space and time, and is always closely connected with communication. In fact, we are embarking to create a great study experience, which explores how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) do matter for tourism – both for our personal experience, and for the tourism industry at large. In other words, we will together explore eTourism by using tools and models of the Communication Sciences. Key concepts and theories covered include: Online Communication Model (OCM); Roman Jakobson's Communication Model; Quality of online contents; User Generated Content (UGC); Web 2.0; Reputation in online Media; Intercultural communication and localisation; eLearning; Argumentation; World Heritage Sites.
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Intercultural Communication FutureLearn Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) No specific target
  • awareness on intercultural communication
  • English
This course focuses on the basic but important concepts that help a better understanding of cross-cultural complexity; that help cultivating awareness of your own and others’ cultural identities; that help highlighting some notable variations in communication styles and cultural values; and that help signposting paths towards building intercultural competence.
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Content Strategy for Professionals: Engaging Audiences Coursera Northwestern University Professionals/Students
  • Audience engagement
  • English
In this course, professionals at all levels of an organization will learn the best ways to engage an audience they want and need by smartly implementing their important, strategic stories and information and by using proven tools and techniques to enhance an audience’s experiences and interest. Content Strategy is a conversation that provides thought-leadership. It starts a "conversation" with users and stakeholders inside and outside an organization. Conversations are the natural way people think about complex issues. Conversations also enable people to develop “stories,” which lead to understanding and helpful mental pictures. Content Strategy practitioners are at all levels of the best enterprises – in all departments and sectors from the top leader to the newcomer in the ranks.