Why institutions invest in MOOC!

The annual survey on institutional MOOC strategies is available for the fourth year!

The main purpose of the survey is to determine the strategies of higher education institutions (HEIs) on MOOCs and their reasons (not) to be involved and to address the possible differences and similarities between HEIs in different regions. For this reason some questions are identical to the U.S. surveys by Allen and Seaman (see e.g., their report of 2014).

The survey is largely a repetition of the surveys of the last three years. Reports of previous years are available online: 2014 survey, 2015; 2016/2017. This survey was initially conducted by the HOME project and is now continued as part of the MOONLITE project.

You are encouraged to complete the questions even if your institution decided not to offer MOOCs (yet). Please complete this survey only if you are familiar with the reasons why your institution is or is not involved in MOOCs.

25th October Webinar

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)?

Link to information and registration

MOONLITE Meeting in Berlin

On the 28-29th September the MOONLITE Consortium had a meeting at ESCP Berlin Campus, which is one of the partner universities. Their time was devoted both to work and purposeful socialising. They worked on the outputs of the project, but they also enjoyed a guided visit by a refugee and they had dinner at a place set up by refugees. The socialising part of the meeting was in tune with the aim of the project. The MOONLITE members focused on the opportunities, challenges and success rates of the entrepreneurship of refugees and migrants, by conducting on-site research.

Guided visit by a refugee

MOONLITE Project Consortium

Strolling around Berlin

Working on the Project