GROSSECK, Gabriela; IVANOVA, Malinka; HOLOTESCU, Carmen; MALITA, Laura
January 2014
eLearning & Software for Education;2014, Issue 1, p237
Academic Journal
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 [2], to become a "Smart Learning City". The paper starts with a short literature review related to the definitions of the term "Smart City" and to the steps / action plans / strategies required 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. Thus, the main goal/ purpose of this paper is to focus on how Massive Open Online Courses (known as MOOCs) can support the citizens' engagement, learning and participation [1], as well as the development of new skills and competencies.


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