EMC-LM project news

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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