We are on the eve of the XX Commonwealth Games and Glasgow is now ready to welcome around 4,500 athletes from 71 competing Commonwealth nations and territories. It will be a huge event with a total of 17 sports, 261 medals contested, and a record of 22 para-sport events.

To celebrate Glasgow 2014 and the Commonwealth Games legacy, Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has launched GCU Games On a free online event designed as a fun way for people to come together to explore online learning and to share their experiences during Scotland’s biggest festival of sport and culture.

This special initiative is delivered using our recently launched Open Education Powered by Blackboard, the fully functional course platform that allows teachers and faculty to run public online courses and/or Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

GCU Games On is an inspiring project and a great example of how our technology opens doors to lifelong learning. Moreover, it is a fantastic opportunity for people from across Scotland and the Commonwealth to come together, learn something new and share their experiences.

Running until Friday, August 8, GCU Games On will share information on a number of Commonwealth Games-related topics, including a history of Glasgow and its sporting culture, and a taster of sports psychology.

As part of the event, users will receive daily news updates on the Commonwealth Games, and be introduced, and encouraged to contribute, to social media. They will also have the opportunity to receive bronze, silver and gold digital medals by taking part in a number of simple activities.

To find out more and to register, visit here

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