This output will consist of guidelines for policy makers at university level and at regional/governmental level how to maximise the potential of MOOCs for the educational system and for society.

The following activities will be conducted:

  • Three annual surveys amongst high education institutions about their strategies of applying MOOCs. EADTU will extend the current European survey on institutional strategies on MOOCs onto the potential use for refugees and those (potentially) left behind. This survey will be repeated each year starting autumn 2016 and as such will provide input to this and other outputs. In 2017 the survey will be extended to inquire about the implementation of different scenarios developed. Respondents will also be asked about perceived benefits, enablers and possible institutional barriers or legal hindrances in their national HE regulations.
  • In addition, 14 policy makers of regional and governmental bodies will be interviewed about their educational policies in relation to the social dimension and how MOOCs can indeed contribute to this. These interviews will also include questions related to possible intervention schemes at cross-institutional level to overcome possible barriers in MOOC provision or refugees and those (potentially) left behind.
  • Interview results and the survey results are going to be discussed in three different  focus groups. The results of these interviews and focus groups are expected in December 2018
  • Upon the availability of the results above, two online vision-building events will be organized. These events will be two interactive online events with a minimum of 25 participants each. Publication of the  report on these online vision-building workshops is anticipated in May 2019
  • The final overall output will be a set of recommendations to institutional policy makers, MOOC providers, national and European policy makers. A first public version of the report will already be available in early 2019 and will undergo a minimum of two reviews before final publication in September 2019.