MOOCs in Europe by Michael Gaebel (EUA)


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Michael Gaebel (European University Association, EUA, Belgium). Michael Gaebel is the Head of the Higher Education Policy Unit, which focuses on the Bologna Process, lifelong learning, internationalisation and global dialogue. When he first joined the EUA in 2006, he was in charge of developing EUA’s international strategy and global exchange and cooperation. Mr. Gaebel is in charge of the EUA’s task force on MOOCs. The EUA represents and supports over 860 higher education institutions in 47 countries, providing them with a unique forum to cooperate and keep abreast of the latest trends in higher education and research policies.

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  • MOOCs in Europe by Michael Gaebel (EUA)

    1. 1. MOOCs in Europe Michael Gaebel European University Association 20 June 2013
    2. 2. close to 900 members in 47 European countries (universities, rectors’ conferences) development of institutional good practice European research & education policy making collaboration with partner organisations in Europe/ internationally
    3. 3. January 2013 membership consultation: 175 responses: university leadership & IRO …3…
    4. 4. European responses to MOOCs (1) Growing involvement in edx, Coursera, Udacity … Several European initiatives started or under preparation: Open-up Ed - European open universities – 60 courses in 10 languages (April 2013) FutureLearn UK (autumn 2013) Miriada X – Spain Iversity, Germany (2011/2): call for MOOC – competition – from autumn on 12/100 courses? Germany: early MOOCs for professional education (2011) Orange: MOOCs for France (and Europe?) …4…
    5. 5. European responses to MOOCs (2) Individual universities: Leuphana Lueneburg – Germany University consortia: EUROTECH (EPFL, Eindhoven, TU Denmark, TU Munich) Some countries abstain? Finland How many institutions – how many courses?  EPFL workshop – tour of Europe Growing number of Ed-technology providers EU: regular grant programme - Communication on ‘Opening up education’ …5…
    6. 6. Impact of MOOCs in Europe Growing awareness for importance of HE learning and teaching and diverse means of provision New push for learning and teaching – complementing Bologna Internationalisation Funding situation of European higher education Cooperation with private providers What means the first ‘O’? Disruption, transformation? European dimension …6…
    7. 7. European events relating to MOOCs EUA Task Force to monitor MOOCs EUA MOOC paper sflb.ashx European Commission: Communication on Opening up Education (Sept. 2013) EUA-ACA policy seminar – Brussels, 10 October 2013 European conference on MOOCs - École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, February 2014 …7…
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