The European UP STRAW programme launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) all about building with straw: Building for change – Naturally.
Six weeks of free training: time to build sustainably!
MOOC Building for change – Naturally: training in straw construction
The MOOC “Building for change – Naturally” is a distance learning course written and designed by European partners in English and French. It is hosted on the French learning platform Bâtiment durable.
This free training course, which was open to everyone for 6 weeks, covered the origins of straw building, the performance of this natural material, the management of a construction project and much more. This course enables anyone, familiar with the world of construction, to discover or improve their knowledge of straw building techniques.
2 clicks, 6 weeks of training, 3 hours per week
The learner had to register to the Bâtiment durable platform for the MOOC “Building for change – Naturally” and founds 6 sequences, each comprising 3 to 4 modules:
Sequence 1: Inspirations and origins
Sequence 2: Straw as a building material
Sequence 3: Construction method
Sequence 4: Building physics
Sequence 5: Finishes
Sequence 6: Project management
At the end of the MOOC, a general test validates the knowledge acquired and provides the learner with a certificate of achievement.This is a first on the platform, since this MOOC is bilingual English/French and the audience of this course will be extended to all the partner countries of the UP STRAW project.
Click here: Bâtiment durable platform
This MOOC is one of the actions of the UP STRAW project. It is in the framework of the UP STRAW Interreg North West Europe project that this MOOC was created. UP STRAW supports and stimulates the use of straw in the construction of public and urban buildings in order to provide concrete answers to the problem of climate change and greenhouse gas emissions in the construction sector.
The objective of this MOOC is to increase the skills of professionals in the building sector, on the themes of energy transition and sustainable building. Straw is a premium, natural material that meets all the requirements of sustainable construction.