Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana, Manno (Project Leader),
Eduswiss, Berne, CSCS, Manno, IDSIA, Manno,
Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, ISPFP Lugano
The MACS (Master in Advanced Computer Science) postgraduate course offered by SUPSI is a module-based continuous education programme.
As the geographic situation of Switzerland's Italian-speaking region isolates it somewhat from the main population centres, student numbers are limited. It has therefore been decided to launch online courses to make MACS more accessible to the rest of the country and Northern Italy. One of the objectives is to determine whether the quality of IT-based courses can be improved by broader cooperation among students and increased contacts between students and teachers.
Course subjects are "Programming with Java" and "Data Mining". The modules comprise elements of frontal teaching and online exercises. Great emphasis is placed on group work, discussion and reflection.