OT12: A MOOC in Open Translation - Autumn 2012
The MOOC is now finished!
We are running the OT12 MOOC, a Massive Open Online Course on Open Translation tools and practices from the Department of Languages at the UK Open University. The MOOC takes place from 15th October to 7 December 2012 (8 weeks), with the course website opening on Oct 10th. If you are interested in taking part, go to the "Get involved" tab.
What is a MOOC?
MOOCs are free online courses, open to all. Participants are distributed anywhere in the world, and the course connects large numbers of learners and instructors across a common field of knowledge. Whilst MOOCs provide weekly topics, activities, discussions and resources, learners actively engage in all aspects of the experience, sharing ideas in forums, undertaking collaborative or reflective activities, and using a variety of social media.
What are Open Translation tools and practices?
Open Translation practices rely on crowd sourcing, and are used for translating open resources such as TED talks and Wikipedia articles, and also in global blogging and citizen media projects such as Global Voices. There are many tools to help Open Translation practices, from Google translation tools to online dictionaries like Wordreference, or translation workflow tools like Transifex. We will explore some of these in the MOOC.