Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on ‘Ultra-dense Networks for 5G and its Evolution’

Lopez-Morales, MJ ; Urquiza-Villalonga, D. ; Gonzalez-Morin, D. ; Nidhi, N. ; Khan, B. ; Kooshki, F. ; Al-Sakkaf, A. ; Lamas, L. ; Farkhari, H. F ; Medda, D. ; Seitanidis, I. ; Sabah, A. ; Viana, J. ; Cumino, P. C. ; Gil-Jimenez, V. ; Garcia, M. ; Morales-Cespedes, M. ; Armada, A. G. ; Velez, F. J.

Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on ‘Ultra-dense Networks for 5G and its Evolution’, Proc European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering EAEEIE Annual Conf. - EAEEIE, Coimbra, Portugal, Vol. , pp. - , June, 2022.

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/EAEEIE54893.2022.9819989

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Many of the new mobile communication devices will
be things that power and monitor our homes, city infrastructure and transport. Controlling drones thousands of miles away, erforming remote surgeries or being immersed in video with no latency will also be a huge game changer. Those are some of the few things that make the fifth generation (5G) a zevolution expected to be a thrust to the economy. To that end, the design and density of deployment of new networks is also changing becoming more dense, what introduces new challenges into play.
What else will it add to previous generations? The MOOC about Ultra-dense networks for 5G and its evolution has been prepared by the researchers of an European MSCA ITN, named TeamUp5G, and introduces the most important technologies that support 5G mobile communications, with an emphasis on increasing capacity and reducing power. The content spans from aspects of communication technologies to use cases, prototyping and the future ahead, not forgetting issues like interference management, energy efficiency or spectrum management. The aim of the MOOC is to fill the gap in graduation and post-graduation learning on content related to emerging 5G technologies and its applications, including the future 6G. The target audience involves engineers, researchers, practitioners and students. This paper describes the content and the learning outcomes of the MOOC, the main tasks and resources involved in its creation, the joint contributions from the academic and non-academic sector, and aspects like copyright compliance, quality assurance, testing and details on communication and enrollment, followed by the
discussion of the lessons learned.