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[EADTU-EU Summit 2018] The European MOOC Consortium


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The European MOOC Consortium and how MOOCs can have an impact on the European labour market by Catherine Mongenet (FUN)

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[EADTU-EU Summit 2018] The European MOOC Consortium

  1. 1. The European MOOC Consortium and how MOOCs can have an impact on the European labour market Catherine Mongenet CEO, France Université Numérique (FUN)
  2. 2. The European MOOC consortium • The EMC was launched in October 2017 • It gathers all major MOOC platforms in Europe • Together the EMC partners offer almost a 1000 MOOCs • They represent a large network of 250 HEIs, public organizations and companies • Our objective : to strengthen the credibility of MOOCs as a learning approach in HE by taking a leading role in Europe
  3. 3. The EMC Mission • Develop activities to increase the awareness and use of digital education and MOOCs within HEI • Increase the impact on educational policy by taking a lead in this area, making MOOCs part of institutional policies and strategies • Promote MOOCs as an tool for employers seeking to close knowledge and skills gaps and for workers interested in changing careers. • Strengthen the continuing education sector by increasing the credibility and visibility of MOOCs • Promote collaboration between its partners in order to build a complementary offering • Build and conduct a research agenda on MOOCs in Europe in order to increase their impact.
  4. 4. The labour market in Europe Europe 2020 indicators - employment • In 2016 the employment rate in the EU reached 71.1 (as compared to Europe 2020 employment target of 75 %) • Some groups suffer of lower employment rate : women, People with low educational attainment, young people aged 15 to 29 • Improving qualification levels is essential to meet the growing demand for a highly skilled labour force in the EU. • Between 2016 and 2025(*), about 15 million jobs requiring high educational attainment will be created, while low-qualified jobs will decline by more than 6 million (*) According to the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training Cedefop
  5. 5. The impact of MOOCs on the labour market • MOOCs can play a key role in continuing education and continuing professional development in Europe • Freedom, Flexibility • High-quality • Collaborative environments • At two levels • Individuals • Companies • As a mean to transform teaching and training • MOOCs as a prerequisite before a training session • MOOCs as part of a blended learning program • MOOC platforms will provide innovative tools to assess skills acquisition (learning analytics, adaptive learning tools, IA algorithms…)
  6. 6. Examples in France • Food processing • MOOC on training and competences development in the digital world • Metallurgy - Collection of 6 MOOCs on fundamentals in engineering - for technicians • ADEME (national agency for environment and energy) • Project on sustainable building construction • White label platform • Inter-professional sectors (Catering, Insurance, food processing, health and social sector, social economy and public housing) • SPOC to boost the digital transformation of VSE /SME • 43 000 companies concerned in Paris / Ile-de-France region
  7. 7. The European MOOC Consortium The EMC platforms and their HE partners intend to • Promote the use of MOOCs to train employers and unemployed people • Work closely with companies / socio-economic sectors to develop MOOCs fitting their needs • Be active players at the EU level in the definition and promotion of educational policies