A MOOC for Farmers: Agroclimatic Tools for Crop Protection
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are a key strategy for digital education. The MOOCs contribute significantly to people’s knowledge about a wide range of topics. Nowadays, several web platforms as Coursera and edX offer MOOCs in different domains, however the platforms mentioned do not offer MOOCs focused on crop management through monitoring of climate elements and factors. In this paper, we present an overview of the MOOC titled: “agroclimatic tools for crop protection” for agricultural-sector Spanish speakers. We show a first MOOC evaluation based on a survey applied to 13 people of rural areas located in Cauca (Colombia) for one video of the “Temperature” MOOC unit. The results indicated that 100 % of the respondents understood clearly the video content and 53, 84 % of the surveyed learners understood all the words used in the video.
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Author BiographiesDavid Camilo Corrales, Universidad del Cauca
Ph. D. in Computer Science, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid; Spain – Telematics Engineering, Universidad
del Cauca, Colombia. Postdoc in INRAe - Toulouse.Apolinar Figueroa, Universidad del Cauca
Ph. D. Biological Sciences, Universitat de Valencia; Spain. Full Professor in University of Cauca, Colombia.
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