III MOONLITE MULTIPLIER EVENT: MOOCs as a tool for challenges in society

The MOONLITE project (Massive Open Online courses eNhancing Linguistic and Transversal skills for social inclusion and Employability, Ref.: 2016-1-ES01-KA203-02573; http://moonliteproject.eu) and The Hague University of Applied Sciences would like to invite educational practitioners and policy makers to this half-day conference on June 20th in The Hague. MOOCs have the potential to overcome legal, linguistic and financial barriers for an important part of society as an key step toward social inclusion, employment and entering higher education. The MOONLITE project promotes the large-scale uptake in Europe of MOOCs and creates learning and collaboration opportunities for different student profiles and MOOC providers.

To this end this project has developed guidelines and tools to support institutions in the development and delivery of MOOCs and has also interviewed practitioners and policy makers in this area. The results of which are a series of best practices and recommendations. These results will be presented and discussed at the project multiplier event:

  • Best practice presentations on MOOCs for social inclusion and employment: the cases from MOONLITE.
  • Guidelines and tools for developing and costing MOOCs.
  • Policy recommendations for MOOC uptake at European, national and institutional levels.
  • Drafting “The Hague declaration on MOOCs as a tool for society” for a more viable and strategic role of MOOCs.
  • A networking event.

Attendance is free. Please register yourself via the green button on this link (https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/iii-moonlite-multiplier-event-moocs-as-a-tool-for-challenges-in-society-registration-61231813001) and receive logistic information, obtain attendance certificates, materials, etc.


9:00-9:30 Registration

9:30-9:45 Opening and welcome (Alastair Creelman, LNU)

9:45-10:15 MOONLITE guidelines and tools (Beatriz Sedano, UNED)

10:15-10:30 Overview of policy recommendations (John Traxler, WVL)

10:30-10:45 The Multinclude project (Edward van Os)

10:45-11:15 Coffee break

11:15:11:30 Online and blended learning for refugees – messages from the field (Meri de Campos, SPARK)

11:30-11:45 Recognition of online learning in EHEA – status and recommendations (Katrien Bardoel, NUFFIC)

11:45-12:15 Discussion on policy recommendations for MOOCs in Europe (Alastair Creelman, LNU)

12:15-12:30 Summary and closure


II MOONLITE Multiplier Event: Reaching Out – Open Digital Learning for Disadvantaged Communities

27 March, University of Wolverhampton (Wolverhampton, UK)

Agnes Kukulska-Hulme (Open University): The Design of MOOCs for Language Learning.

Gabi Witthaus (University of Birmingham and Art of E-learning ) and Marwa Belghazi, (Refugee Resettlement Service). Towards a Thirdspace: Designing an inclusive open online learning ecosystem.

Inge de Waard (InnoEnergy). MobiMOOC: A Community MOOC on Mobile Learning.

John Traxler (University of Wolverhampton). MOOC Design Workshop- Designing for Inclusion: Excerpts and exercises from a longer more comprehensive approach.

Presentations and photos here: http://educationobservatory.co.uk/mooc-conference-brings-together-international-experts-around-digital-learning-for-disadvantaged-communities/

I MOONLITE Multiplier Event: MOOCs for university teaching and supporting refugees.

23-24 November, UNED (Madrid, Spain).

Friday November 23

Welcome (Timothy Read & Elena Barcena, UNED, Spain) https://canal.uned.es/video/5bfbcd2ab1111f5e718b916d 

Presentation of the MOONLITE project and its outputs (Jorge Arús-Hita, UCM, Spain & Beatriz Sedano, UNED, Spain) https://canal.uned.es/series/5bfbccafb1111f5f718b91b8

Open Education Passports and Micro Credentials for refugees and migrants (Ildiko Mazar, Education Quality Institute, Estonia) https://canal.uned.es/video/5bfbcedbb1111f5b718b9132

Kiron Educational Model and Quality Assurance for MOOC-based curricula (María Bloecher, Kiron, Germany) https://canal.uned.es/video/5bfbced8b1111f5b718b912c

Saturday November 24

Inclusive by design: how MOOCs have the potential to reach people in ways other online courses do not (Kate Borthwick, University of Southampton, UK) https://canal.uned.es/video/5bfbdc89b1111f5e718b91d6

A tool for institutions for quantifying the costs & benefits of Open Education (Anthony Camilleri, Knowledge Innovation Centre, Malta) https://canal.uned.es/video/5bfbdc89b1111f5e718b91d9

Workshop on how to design a socially inclusive MOOC (Elena Martín- Monje & Timothy Read, UNED, Spain) https://canal.uned.es/video/5bfbdc88b1111f5e718b91d3 /https://canal.uned.es/video/5bfbdc88b1111f5e718b91d0