MOOCs have proved to be something more than a fad. They are constantly evolving and there is still ample space for the cooperation of universities and educational technology firms to design such courses and offer accessibility to everyone. On the part of higher education, the MOONLITE Project consortium (working at four partner universities, namely ESCP Europe Berlin campus, Linnaeus University, University of Wolverhampton, and UNED; the largest distance university in Spain), is dealing with the use of already existing MOOCs for the education of both university students and/or refugees.
Two expert speakers were invited for the webinar which addresses the two following issues related to openness:
- How can those courses become a more strategic tool for the teaching and learning in higher education, i.e. offering more individual learning pathways and granting students credits for achieved learning via MOOCs?
- How can those courses serve those potentially left behind, specifically refugees who struggle to enter formal education (and labor markets)?