Frequently Asked Questions
The pilot training will be delivered online in 2 phases:
- The first phase concerns asynchronous online courses on Smart Cities enabling technologies. The online courses on Smart Cities enabling technologies will be delivered through a MOOC.
- The second phase concerns synchronous online courses on horizontal skills. The online courses on horizontal skills will be delivered through Virtual Worlds and all the materials will also be available at the MOOC.
The first phase of the pilot training will start on Monday 19th February 2024. On this date all MOOC courses on Smart Cities enabling technologies will become available to the learners.
The second phase of the pilot training will start on the beginning of April 2024. The exact date together with the schedule of the synchronous sessions at the Virtual Worlds be announced in March 2024.
The first phase of the pilot training will end on Sunday 5th May 2024. If required, we will consider an extension to this deadline.
The second phase of the pilot training will end on Sunday 30th June 2024. If required, we will consider an extension to this deadline.
The URL of the MOOC platform will be announced on Monday 19th February. To access the online courses, there is a need to create a personal account as well as to know the self-enrollment key. You will get the self-enrollment key by email on Monday 19th February.
To access the Virtual Worlds there is need to establish a Windows executable at your personal computer. You will get the link to download the Windows executable in March 2024.
The courses that are available at the MOOC are the following:
- Smart Cities
- Internet of Things
- Cloud Computing
- Data Analytics and Visualizations
- Machine Learning with Big Data
- 3D Printing
- Autonomous Vehicles
In April and before the start of the second phase of the training (i.e. on Virtual Worlds) will become available the following courses on horizontal skills development:
- Soft skills
- Entrepreneurship skills
- Green skills
The above courses are distinguished to:
- Online courses for Smart Cities Engineers that are addressing the knowledge and skills defined in the “Smart Cities Engineer” job profile that is designed by the SMACITE project.
- Online courses for Smart Cities Technicians that are addressing the knowledge and skills defined in the “Smart Cities Technician” job profile that is designed by the SMACITE project.
It is up to you to make the choice. For example, if you have expressed the interest to attend the online courses Smart Cities and Internet of Things, you can attend the courses for Smart Cities Engineer or Smart Cities Technician.
This diagnostic tool was developed to help you, individual learners, identify your training needs based on your previous knowledge, skills, and competences. Using this diagnostic tool can be a valuable exercise in introspection and can help you take a proactive approach to your own learning and development. It can also be a valuable resource for identifying career paths and job opportunities in Smart Cities. Last but not least, based on your knowledge and skills self-evaluation, the tool will provide you with recommendations on what modules from the courses you might consider skipping or reviewing.
Before starting the course(s) you have selected, it is strongly recommended to go through the diagnostic tool!
Please note that the tool is designed for your information only. In the end of the day, you are the one to decide which courses and their modules to take, regardless of the recommendation given by the tool.
To get the Certification of Attendance for one course you must successfully complete the course by achieving at least 70/100 points as a final grade in the course. The final grade is derived from the grade you achieve at each quiz and the project of the course. The Certification of Attendance will become available through the MOOC once you meet the above criteria.
The certification exams will take place in September 2024. The only requirement for participation in the certification (online) exams is to successfully complete the Smart Cities course + 1 additional course on digital skills + 1 course on horizontal skills.