The EUROmicroMOOC is a project run by the Spanish Society for Microbiology (SEM) and supported by FEMS. It will be the first world-wide open access microbiology course delivered through Twitter.
It runs from 2 October to 15 November, with three topics every week. 21 enthusiastic teachers will provide instruction and learning coordinated around the hashtag: #EUROmicroMOOC
(“micro” acknowledges both the subject under focus, Microbiology, and the small 140-character format of a tweet; and “MOOC” stands for Massive Online Open Course).
Lectures will be divided into 30-40 tweet sized statements with links to webpages, blogs, news, and plenty of images and videos. The tweets go out at a rate of 1 tweet per minute, starting at 17:00 on the day of that course.