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FYI: Linguistic MOOCs on the Virtual Linguistics Campus


Author: J├╝rgen Handke

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Phonology

FYI Body: The VLC has gone ''MOOC''!

On the Virtual Linguistics Campus (www.linguistics-online.com), the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is ready for registration: ''Phonetics, Phonology and Transcription''.

Participation is free but all participants will be sent a certificate! All you need to do is register. That's it.

The MOOC, ''Phonetics, Phonology and Transcription'' will start on 15 April. Further details on the VLC-Homepage and in the video:

http://youtu.be/oMposfVEhqU (General Information about VLC-MOOCs)

http://youtu.be/r2frVKeVTKU (MOOC - Phonetics, Phonology and Transcription)

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