Help us to create new modules for the MOOC Miracles of Human Language!
More than 40.000 people from all over the world have participated in the MOOC The Miracles of Human Language between March 30 and May 11th. In this MOOC, you shared a learning experience about the wonders of human language. In the five modules so far, we looked at some of the fundamentals of human language, but there are still many things to be explored! A lot of you asked for more study material, so we came up with the idea to start a crowdfunding campaign for bonus modules about human language.
Think about all the extra things you can learn; What can we learn about language by looking into the brain? What happens if a language dies and can we do anything about it? How can we reconstruct the languages of the past? How did language evolve in human beings and why? How can linguistics be applied in criminal investigations, in computer science, and in the class room?
Are you already excited? In this year (2015) we plan to run this popular course again. We would like to enrich this MOOC with a bonus module, especially for all of you who are interested in this Academic field. We need your help to achieve this goal, because producing new material is costly. To make one bonus module we need € 10.000. We are grateful for any amount that you can spare. However, we can offer you another module for every €10.000 in addition to the original amount. How wonderful would it be if we could offer you a whole new MOOC about human language!
You might wonder what happens if we do not reach the amount to produce a whole new module. Of course, we will allocate the donations to the further development of the course, regardless of the amount. How much extra material we can offer depends on the amount this campaign will raise.
So, would you like to learn a lot more about human languages? Please consider making a gift to the Miracles of Human Language project. And remember: the contributions of the few can enable the free education of the many!