When: Wednesday 27 February, 15.30-16.30 CET
Where: Online via Adobe Connect (link to the meeting room will be sent to all registered participants 1-2 days before the webinar)
As part of the MOONLITE project we developed a MOOC about the application of MOOCs for displaced people (refugees and migrants) with a view to their social inclusion, employment, and access to higher education. The course has just finished and has dealt with the different aspects of this process so that anyone working with refugees and migrants, or considering doing so, can understand the benefits and difficulties of using MOOCs and acquire relevant knowledge and best practices.
This MOOC was intended for anyone (teachers, researchers, social workers, educational authorities, people at MOOC providers, associations and foundations, support groups, and other NGOs) interested in the design, development and application of MOOCs for displaced people in a situation of vulnerability, in order to help improve their social inclusion and employability. It was also intended to be of interest to anyone who wants to develop or use MOOCs in a more inclusive way. The starting point are migrants and refugees but concepts and practices apply to inclusive approaches in general, i.e, how MOOCs can be designed and applied for a broader audience, thereby contributing to an inclusive higher education system.
During this webinar some of the key issues for MOOCs for displaced people will be summarized. Subsequently, the webinar will firstly focus on whether the practical realities of taking part in this course have helped people understand the range of issues included in the course. Secondly, after having finishing this MOOC, what do the participants think about the suitability of these courses to help with social inclusion.
This webinar is organised by the Erasmus+ project MOONLITE. Supported by EADTU (European Association of Distance Teaching Universities), OpenupEd, EMPOWER, UNED, Linnaeus University and NVL (Nordic Network for Adult learning).
The Erasmus+ project MOONLITE (Massive Open Online courses eNhancing LInguistic and Transversal skills for social inclusion and Employability) aims to address the question of how open education, in particular MOOCs, can offer viable solutions for refugees and contribute to better integration and improved employment prospects. You can find out more about our project on our web site: https://moonliteproject.eu.