MOOC-Graphies: Possibilities for Online Graphic Learning

  • Jorge García FernándezEmail author
  • Juan José Fernández Martín
  • Jesús San José Alonso
Conference paper


In 2013, two research groups—the Architectural Photogrammetry Lab and the Spanish Observatory of Heritage Education—were authorized to create a digital course addressing the most recent challenges in architectural heritage: identification, documentation, representation and communication, which means drawing in a global sense. The massive open online course NEP: New Educational Strategies to Safeguard Cultural Heritage, approved as innovative teaching project by the University of Valladolid, was offered during the 2013–2016 period to achieve this goal. In addition to reviewing the different approaches on MOOC-graphy to date (focused on the area of architectural graphic expression), the purpose of this paper is to analyze the course’s strengths and weaknesses.


Heritage education Mooc Teaching quality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jorge García Fernández
    • 1
    Email author
  • Juan José Fernández Martín
    • 2
  • Jesús San José Alonso
    • 2
  1. 1.H.T. School of ArchitectureTampere University of TechnologyTampereFinland
  2. 2.H. T. School of ArchitectureUniversity of ValladolidValladolidSpain

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