8 partners | 400 HEIs | 3000 MOOCs

The European MOOC Consortium strenghtens the credibility of massive open online courses (MOOCs) as a learning approach in higher education by taking a leading role in developing the discourse relating to MOOCs and other innovative developments in online learning in Europe.

EMC increases awareness and use of digital education and MOOCs

EMC develops activities to increase the awareness and use of digital education and MOOCs within universities and empower them to embed this in their organization. As a result, more universities and other educational providers use MOOCs to provide open education, as part of their programmes of continuing education and continuing professional development or as part of the preparation for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

EMC increases impact by taking the lead

EMC increases the impact of each of its partners on educational policy by taking a lead in this area, making MOOCs part of institutional policies and strategies, shaping regional and governmental policies, partnering with the European Commission on matters relating to online and digital education, and by supporting further exchange of educational models, technologies and business models for improving practices in higher education institutions.

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EMC makes MOOCs a widely considered option

EMC makes MOOCs a widely considered option for employers seeking to close knowledge and skills gaps in the economy and for workers interested in changing careers. In order to do this, EMC and its partners developed a dialogue with social partners and civil society organisations on the changing needs of the European workforce. This includes consideration of what skills and knowledge learner need to support progression and how best to make people and organisations aware of the learning opportunities of MOOCs.

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EMC strengthens the continuing education sector

EMC and the partners strengthen the continuing education sector by increasing the credibility and visibility of MOOCs, by developing a framework for the recognition of microcredentials, and by working towards the adoption of that framework by stakeholders across Europe.

EMC promotes collaboration between its partners

EMC promotes collaboration between its partners in order to build a complementary offering and to increase the number of people who can benefit by making them available in different languages across Europe. EMC works with others to solve language issues and tackling cultural differences.

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EMC builds and conducts a research agenda on MOOCs

EMC collaboratively builds and conducts a research agenda on MOOCs in Europe in order to increase their impact. This work generates an accepted evidence base of good practice, identifies characteristics of uptake of MOOCs in Europe, and produces a set of relevant data that will be openly available.

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