Mega Events MOOC: Inside the FIFA World Cup

Date: June 23, 2014 - July 21, 2014
Location: Online Course

The SPDC Mega Event Planning Group and MSUglobal are pleased to offer a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The course will feature five self-paced modules focused on different aspects of the FIFA World Cup, including the sport itself; its history, culture and politics; business; and urban planning. Join the SPDC, and fans around the world, for all the soccer action. 

The course takes place online June 23-July 21, 2014. It will provide video lectures and provide opportunities for interaction with the instructors and other students. The course will make use of discussion forums and offer external social networking participation (Twitter (connect to MEPupdates) and Facebook (Mega Event Planning Group)) or elements.

The course will be taught by Dr. Mark Wilson, a Professor in the SPDC Urban & Regional Planning (URP) Program and Director of SPDC Global; Dr. Eva Kassens-Noor, Assistant Professor for the SPDC URP and the MSU Global Urban Studies Program; and Lisa Robinson, head of metadata management for MSU Libraries. Yuya Kiuchi, assistant professor of MSU Writing, Rhetoric & American Culture; and Francisco Villarruel, professor of MSU Human Development & Family Studies, will teach the module on Laws of the Game.

How to Register

This course is free and open to the public. Registration is available online through the Canvas Network.

Download the event flyer or learn more at Mega Events: Inside the FIFA World Cup.