Autors: Grosseck G., Ivanova, M. S., Holotescu C., Malita L.
Title: Massive open online courses as e-bricks for smart cities
Keywords: smart city, smart (cities), smart citizen (s)

Abstract: Nowadays, when more than half of the world‘s population lives in urban areas, when information and (mobile) communication technologies are real catalysts for innovations in all domains, there are a lot of studies and debates related to how our cities should become „Smart Cities“, „Smarter Cities“ or „Future Cities“, in order to improve life quality and to reduce costs. The paper starts with a literature research related to definitions for the „Smart City“ term and to the needed steps / action plans / strategies for such a transformation. The new citizens will have vital roles in building smart cities; they should be hyperconnected, creative, entrepreneurs, also they should actively participate and collaborate in the cities activities and decisions. Research shows that organizing massive open online courses regarding „smart cities“ leads to the emergence of many new ideas from learners about how technology can be used to build „smart“ infrastructure of the cities.

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    The 10th International Scientific Conference eLearning and Software for Education, vol. 1, pp. 237-242, 2014, Romania, Carol I National Defence University Publishing House, ISSN: 2066-026X /doi: 10.12753/2066-026X-14-033, 237-242

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