EMC-LM project news

Launch EMC-LM MOOCs portal: MOOCs4U

During the final convention on the 15th of December 2021 the official EMC-LM MOOcs portal called MOOCs4U was launched to the audience. 

The MOOCs4U portal has been designed in the frame of the Erasmus+ funded project European MOOC Consortium Labour Market, which pursued the overall European Union commitment to boost employment opportunities and labour market relevance across all member states. 

The portal is specifically designed for:

  • Companies
  • Government entities
  • Learners
  • Public Employment Services
  • Universities
  • Sector Organizations

This portal, MOOCs4you, collects the offering most relevant for our stakeholders coming from the following MOOCs platforms: FutureLearnMiríadaXEduOpenFUNOpenupEd and iMooX.

 

20 December  2021

EMC-LM Final Convention and Policy Forum

EMC-LM Final Convention and Policy Forum

Final Convention and Policy Forum on MOOCs and Microcredentials

On the 15th of December the final convention and Policy Forum on MOOCs and microcredentials for the labour market took place. This was a very successful event with over 100 participants.

During this event we explored:

  • Common grounds for collaborations between European MOOC platforms, universities and labour market organisations: 
  • Current European MOOC offerings for the labour market
  • The labour market needs analyses related to open and flexible learning opportunities
  • Co-development and co-delivery of MOOC-based programmes
  • Awarding stackable micro-credentials and the Common Micro-Credential Framework
  • Organising the dialogue between MOOC platforms, universities and the labour market. Defining a shared responsibility in education and training.

Please find here the event recording

Other details about the event can be found on our Eventbrite page

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EMC-LM third empowering seminar

On the 25th of November 2021, the second convention of the knowledge alliance took place. 

During the third and last empowering seminar MOOC platforms came together and:

  • Build on innovative approaches to accelerated digital continuing education, professional development, and career development for the labour market by MOOCs and microcredentials
  • Explored archetypes of learners in the labour market and their impact on personalised courses for online learning
  • Demonstrated examples of good practices in the co-creation of courses with higher education institutions, enterprises and labour market organizations
  • Set up a continuous dialogue and plans with enterprises, public employment services, and higher education institutions for the co-creation of microlearning units and courses for learners in employment
  • Launched a portal for MOOCs and microcredentials for the labour market
 

25 November  2021

EMC-LM 3rd empowering seminar

Constructive discussions between European MOOC platforms

During the 3rd staff and leadership seminar of the EMC platforms that took place on September 22nd, many exchanges have fed a collective reflection on the current strategies and business models of the European MOOC platforms, including FutureLearn, France Université Numérique, MiríadaX, EduOpen and IMOOX. 

The constructive discussions focused on the use of MOOCs in the sphere of continuous professional development to fill the needs of upskilling and reskilling on the European labor market. In this context, the concept of micro-accreditation and the role of the Common Microcredential Framework were emphasized with feedback from the different platforms. The interactions between European MOOC platforms and European universities were also discussed.

September 2021

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EMC-LM 2nd Convention of the knowledge Alliance for the Labour Market.

On 19th February 2021, 10.00-16.00 CET, the second convention of the knowledge alliance took place in order to present MOOC offerings and the micro-credential framework and to discuss ways forward to integrate MOOCs and MOOC-based programmes.

The European MOOC Consortium (EMC) representing the main European MOOC platforms (FutureLearn, France Université Numérique, MiriadaX, EduOpen and OpenupEd) joined forces in a knowledge alliance with the public employment services, sectoral organizations and companies for the development, delivery and use of MOOCs for the labour market.

Please find here the presentations:
 

February 2021

EMC-LM 2nd Convention of the knowledge Alliance for the Labour Market

Report of the Peer Learning Activity

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Peer learning activity: MOOCs and online learning opportunities for the labour market

The day of the PLA started with a reflection of the report on the current role of MOOCs in the labour market. After that the partners looked at changing approaches and good practices by different stakeholders. This was followed by thematic group discussions that explored a basis of collaboration by finding a shared agenda. They concluded that they were in sync and connected. In the future they will cover quality MOOCs which are relevant for the labour market. Based on this information the knowledge alliance can start creating a framework on future collaboration. EADTU will draft a report on this and is looking forward to collaborating with other members of the knowledge alliance. They said they will make a real change in the educational system, with plenty of work to do over the next two years.

May 2020

Compendium on good practices in assessment and recognition of MOOCs for the EU labour market

This report summarises good practice in MOOC Identity Verification Systems, Approaches to Recognition, and Summative Assessment through the research, collection, and categorization of practices. It was written as part of the European MOOC Consortium – Labour Markets project (EMC-LM). As the Common Microcredential Framework (CMF) was recently introduced by the project, it was important to highlight good practices to serve as a reference for microcredential providers. Practices were collected through desk research on the public data available on MOOC platforms. In addition, online interviews and surveys were used as supplementary methods for data collection when needed.

March 2020

Compendium on good practices in assessment and recognition of MOOCs for the EU labour market

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1st Convention on MOOCs for the Labour market

The European MOOC Consortium (EMC) (FutureLearn, FUN, MiariadaX, EduOpen and OpenupEd) joined forces in a knowledge alliance with the public employment services, sectoral organizations and universities for the development, delivery and use of MOOCs for the labour market. On Wednesday, December 18th, these stakeholders have met together for the 1st time in a convention organized by EADTU in Brussels. At this event, the potential of MOOC offerings for the labour market and the Common Microcredential Framework (CMF) were discussed as part of integrating MOOCs and MOOC-based programmes in the educational and training system. If you can contribute or are interested in our initiative, come back to us, we will be happy to support you with more information.

December 2019

State of the art analysis of MOOC provisions for the labour market

"Massive Open Online Courses for Employability, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: a Rapid Assessment of Evidence"

We are proud to announce that the first public report of EMC-LM is now published online. This report identifies several interstices where the worlds of higher education, vocational educational, training and open online learning come are converging. Evidence is provided for the contention that, through enhancing opportunities for flexible delivery of education, MOOCs can innovate the way that we approach degree programmes, lifelong learning, CE and CPD. The information gathered in this report aims to provide a comprehensive overview of relevant material but does not claim to be exhaustive. This report was written as part of the EMC-LM project as a way to establish a shared understanding of the possibilities for collaboration and innovation. The references provided are nonetheless a great starting point for any investigation of the potential of MOOCs for workplace and lifelong learning.

October 2019

MOOCs for Employability, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: a Rapid Assessment of Evidence

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Kick-off meeting EMC-LM project

On 23 & 24 January, the Kick-off meeting took  place of the European MOOC Consortium-Labour Market project (EMC-LM). Herewith combining the world of education, training and the world of work.

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