The offer of Massive Open Online courses is ever growing and gives more and more learners access to knowledge. Four years after the big hype about MOOCs there is no end in sight for universities and edtech companies (in collaboration with university teachers) to design and launch those courses open to everyone. This webinar focuses on a next step within the field of open education:
- 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)?
The MOONLITE project consortium has set out to find institutional ways at our four partner universities (ESCP Europe Berlin campus, University of Wolverhampton, and UNED; the largest distance university in Spain) to make use of existing MOOCs for our own students and/or refugees. In order to shape and inform our own interventions, we invited two speakers with pioneer experience in this field for a webinar. In the “spirit of open” all other interested individuals are welcome to join this online event along with our university staff.