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ACTiSS, a MOOC for learning computational science

ACTiSS: Action for computational social science


With an increasingly turbulent society, the demand for social scientists who are capable of analysing behavioural dynamics using computational methods is rising. ACTiSS is an educational project aimed at fostering the development of computational thinking among social science students and young professionals. Together with the Universities of Warsaw and Groeningen, the HIIG is developing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that combines academic expertise and real-world examples from politics, economics, sociology and other areas in which computational models are used to analyse societal processes. The project aims to promote students’ computational skills and reduce barriers to computational thinking. All digital training and teaching materials will be freely available to learners and teachers.


Durationuntil December 2021
PartnersErasmus+ (Funding), University of Warsaw, University of Groningen


Nataliia Sokolovska

Researcher and project manager: Knowledge & Society

Benedikt Fecher, Dr.

Head of Research Programme: Knowledge & Society

Part of the research programme

Digital & Indiscipline: HIIG Explainer videos with English subtitles

Former employees

Other publications

Deacon, B., Laufer, M. & Sokolovska, N. (2022). Sharing knowledge: Impact of Covid-19 on digital teaching. Digital society blog. Publication details