Wine101x: World of Wine: From Grape to Glass is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), delivered worldwide via the edX platform (www.edx.org). First launched in April 2015 as a six-week course, it comprises interactive media and e-learning resources delivered online, for free, with no pre-requisites.
Through the wonders of the internet, staff from The University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food & Wine at the Waite have shared their expertise and passion for ‘all-things-wine’, to give more than 30,000 participants from over 160 countries an appreciation for the principles and practices that underpin grape and wine production, as well as their impacts on wine style and sensory properties (with an unashamedly Australian flavour). The course encompassed short video lectures, video interviews with industry professionals, interactive activities such as a virtual winemaking app, discussion forums and several assessment tasks to evaluate learning.
By popular demand, Wine101x was released again in June 2015 in self-paced mode, and will run a second time in a structured six-week timeframe starting in April 2016. The Wine101x MOOC has now won the SA Interactive Media Excellence Award and the Best Wine Educator award from Wine Communicators of Australia.
Cellar door staff, marketers, accountants, vintage casuals and anyone else interested in learning more about grapes and wine can take this online course here.