Open Online Academy

 

 


 

WHO WE ARE

OOAc is a New York based organization for online teaching and learning in design and related fields. We offer educations that can help you at every stage of your studies and career. We launched in November 2013 with more than 22,000 students in our first online course in Architecture.

OUR MISSION

OOAc will offer free online design education about relevant topics to any person in the world, anywhere, at anytime. It will use the possibilities of technology to achieve the maximum result in minimum time.

OUR VISION

Education can change the world and help society. We want to improve the existing approached and invent new methods for teaching and learning. We believe that online education will offer completely new opportunities and enable anyone with access to the Internet to follow their passion for learning.

WHAT WE DO

We help students find their passion and follow it. We assist faculty with skills and knowledge in producing online courses. We use cutting-edge technology to enable our teaching process. We conduce research on new digital technologies and systems that enhance the learning process. We offer design education from the largest to the smallest scales, including MOOCs, webinars, workshops, tours and individual mentoring. We offer both theoretical and practical courses that bridge between academic excellence and professional training.

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Oct 5th 2015

Architecture is the crystallization of the spirit of its age, and this description certainly applied to the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright was a leading architect of the 20th century, pioneering Modern Architecture in response to new materials, changes in society, and a new philosophical worldview. This course addresses Wright’s role in the 20th century and his relevance for our emerging 21st Century.

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Sep 14th 2015

The course will analyse major contemporary architectural ideas, ideologies, and projects in the context of both globalisation and specific local contexts. We will trace the development of architecture since the early 90s by discussing the work of some of the most influential architects of our time.

Average: 8 (1 vote)
Jun 22nd 2015

The course will analyze major architectural ideas and projects that shaped New York City. We will trace development of the city since its foundation in 1609 until today by discussing the work of some of its most influential architects. We will develop a critical view on architecture and learn how to “read” buildings both from their exteriors and interiors. We will examine the evolution of New York and at the same time try to understand the recent challenges and opportunities for architecture and the city.

Average: 6.3 (4 votes)
Jun 8th 2015

This online course by Open Online Academy will explore existing and new solutions for resilient and sustainable design. It will crowd source resilient design solutions with an international community of thousands of architects, engineers, scientists, builders and others from all over the world. The course participants will work in international, multidisciplinary teams, exploring how architecture can respond to the natural disasters: floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, fires, typhoons, etc.

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May 11th 2015

Branding is not only just for organizations, products and companies, It is also for people. ‘Personal branding’ has become an increasingly widespread phrase and permanently reason. Just because more traditional branding helps organizations to draw market consciousness, public recognition and also customer loyalty for them, building your own individual brand can employ a comparably positive impact on employers and the labor market’s attention to you as a specialist. In this course the learner will understand the power of building personal networks, and how to brand him/herself effectively.

Average: 1 (1 vote)
Apr 5th 2015

Have you ever wanted to understand contemporary art, but weren’t sure how to go about it? Well, this course will give you the tools you need to understand ANY contemporary work of art, no matter how obscure or difficult it seems. From Pop Art to today’s museum installations, from Andy Warhol to Damien Hirst, this course will cover that past five decades of the main developments in art history.

Average: 8 (2 votes)
Mar 16th 2015

This online course by Open Online Academy will explore existing and new solutions for resilient and sustainable design. It will crowd source resilient design solutions with an international community of thousands of architects, engineers, scientists, builders and others from all over the world. The course participants will work in international, multidisciplinary teams, exploring how architecture can respond to the natural disasters: floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, fires, typhoons, etc.

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Jan 14th 2014

How can architecture help people in times of urgent need caused by natural disasters? In this course, we will design resilient schools that could serve as community centers and shelters for the victims of the devastating typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

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Oct 15th 2013

Have you seen the world through the eyes of an architect? What would you do to make our buildings, cities and environment better? Take this journey through contemporary architecture and learn how to build a better world.

Average: 5 (3 votes)