Online Learning at the Global Scale

The Center for GOLD has contributed to several UWF Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs). These projects allow us to incubate innovative design and teaching strategies that we will implement in future traditional UWF online courses.


Cross-Cultural Competency MOOC

Cross-Cultural Competency

Cross-Cultural Competency is a free, open online course developed by the UWF Innovation Institute in partnership with Dr. Kim Le Duff, UWF’s Chief Diversity Officer and VP of Academic Engagement. The course is structured around the concepts of Awareness, Acceptance, and Respect and includes five modules

  • Overview
  • Global Village
  • disABILITY
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Religious Diversity

This course takes a conversational approach to sometimes sensitive subjects and aims to help participants understand and respect one another as well as be able to function in diverse environments encountered in the workplace, in the classroom, or in social settings. Learn more about this course and how to register. 

I could not thank you enough for making online courses such as these. Truly grateful!

Cross-Cultural Competency Participant

Mother Mother Ocean (MMO 101)

Mother Mother Ocean (MMO 101) is the first in a series of Gulf Stories, all highlighting UWF’s deep connection and engagement with the Gulf of Mexico. This free, open online course showcases the work of five exceptional faculty researchers and touches on everything from history and archaeology to the economy to the environment. Learn more about this course. 

Gulf Stories 2

The second installment of Gulf Stories focuses on a range of topics, from art and advanced manufacturing to citizen science and coastal ecology. Gulf Stories 2 follows the work of five University of West Florida faculty researchers and takes a close look at how we as humans interact with and affect our natural environment. Learn more about this course.