Using MOOCs for Entrepreneurship
and Social Inclusion

building skills among HE students
and refugees

30 May 2017 - 15:15 CEST
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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 openly 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 which 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 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.

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Speakers

Blaženka Divjak

Blaženka Divjak

University of Zagreb, Head of Department of Quantitative Methods

Ms. Divjak will be speaking about "Student credits for MOOCs participation - A blended approach for traditional classrooms"

Ronny Röwert

Ronny Röwert

Kiron Open Higher Education, Responsible for Academic Partnerships

Mr. Röwert will be speaking about a blended-learning higher education model for refugees

Rene Mauer

Rene Mauer

ESCP Europe, Chair for entrepreneurship and innovation

Mr. Mauer will be speaking on Teaching entrepreneurship and innovation to students from higher educational institutions.

Anne-Christin Tannhäuser

Anne-Christin Tannhäuser

ESCP Europe

Ms. Tannhäuser will be moderating the discussion. She is the co-author of the 2016 IPTS study Validation of Non-Formal MOOC-Based Learning