The European MOOC Consortium is collaborating on a Common Microcredential Framework (CMF) to be used by these platforms on a voluntary basis, but which may under the right circumstances could be converted into a formal qualification or standard for use by a wider set of universities adhering to the framework, achieved in partnership with national and supranational agencies.
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.
The European MOOC Consortium (EMC) submitted a position paper with regard to the development of the Bologna Process and the European Area of Higher Education. Besides degree education, universities organise continuous education, continuous professional development and open education (MOOCS, OER). These sectors are still underdeveloped in many European countries, about failing to reach the ET2020 objectives (See the EU Education and Training Monitor), while they have to meet the new educational needs in the economy and in society.