USI – Università della Svizzera italiana and its UNESCO chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites have designed and launched a MOOC – Massive Open Online Course – titled: eTourism: Communication Perspectives. The MOOC has been produced by USI’s eLab.
Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni, dr. Nadzeya Kalbasca, dr. Silvia de Ascaniis and dr. Elena Marchiori are the instructors, while Jingjing Lin and Emanuele Mele are the MOOC assistants.
It is, so far, the very first MOOC covering the eTourism topic, a most needed one, considering the role plaid by Information and Communication Technologies within tourism and hospitality, and the role plaid by sustainable tourism in the worldwide economy, especially in the global South.
The course, fully free and open, is delivered in October-November 2015; lasts 8 weeks, and requires approximately three hours study time per week. Among the intended publics:
- Destination managers
- People active in the tourism industry
- Policy makers, Students, in particular within tourism and hospitality programs
- Academia and researchers
You can watch the teaser, see the list of modules, and enrol directly from the iVersity platform, at the following link: https://iversity.org/en/courses/etourism