2. Aim SCORE2020 project
• Support the setup of regional expertise centres for the
development and use of MOOCs and Open Education.
• Most countries of the partnership already started with some
way of cross-institutional support of open education and/or
MOOCs (e.g., Norway, France, the Netherlands, Ireland).
• The partners will exchange and jointly develop expertise and
will develop a common approach.
3. MOOCs are hot!
• However, these figures exclude many European MOOC
(list MOOC offering of the big MOOC platforms)
• Many European universities have built an own
platform or use a regional platform with a limited
• Most universities are not accepted by the big MOOC
platforms in the US by lacking the reputation (in ranking)
and finances to become a partner.
4. MOOC uptake in Europe
• At least about 40% of HEIs in Europe are having MOOCs or
planning to develop MOOCs soon against 12% in the US
• Strongest involvement is seen in those regions with
supportive policies and structures
• MOOC initiatives in central and eastern Europe are still in a
vulnerable starting phase.
5. Stimulate European MOOC uptake
• As MOOCs are for massive audiences and relate to
scalability – joint partnerships are essential.
• The regional differences in languages, cultures and
pedagogical approaches hinder the development and uptake
of MOOCs at overall Europe level
• Survey (2015) amongst 150-HEIs demonstrates that many
European higher education institutions are willing to
collaborate on scalable services in MOOC provision, and that
a regional collaboration is much more likely that outsourcing
services to commercial parties.
8. Quality Assurance
Institutional MOOC quality label,
set relevant goals
demonstrate quality of
plan for improvement
Quality dimensions, for example
Is it a MOOC, or not?
Quality of the design of MOOCs
Technical platform and support
Output 8: MOOC Quality and it’s use by different target groups
10. SCORE2020 – support in design of MOOCS
• O4: Conditions for and characteristics of MOOCs design
• O5: Instructional design models for different types /settings of
• O6: Train-the-trainer mini Open Online Course
Disclosing (best) practices of 8 SCORE2020 partners
• Capacity building in designing and developing MOOCs
• 5 multiplier Events and 2 training Events with 237 attendees
with strong focus on design of MOOCs
11. SCORE2020 – how to organize the support services
Important role governmental policy, HEIs, providers,
employment agencies, etc. in uptake and support
• O7: Awareness raising based on evidence available
• O10: SWOT analysis / benchmarking regional support
• O11: Scenario’s for support of different target groups
• O12: Business models for regional support centres
14. • Most reasons in favour for cross-institutional collaboration are related to
beneficiaries of sharing, the scalability needed and a joint quality assurance.
• Some comments are related to not knowing the (dis)advantage of MOOCs both
strategically and on teaching itself.
15. SCORE2020 – towards sustainable support
• SCORE2020 partners will continue with improving and
extending their regional support structures (can be cross-
institutional, regional or national)
• Other regions are interested and for example Czech Republic
is initiating a national support structure based and with help of
• Partnership continues with European collaboration through
OpenupEd initiative providing support structure at different
levels (O13: International collaboration of regional centres)
• Starting European MOOC Consortium acting as a
16. Panel discussion
• regional/national opportunities regarding support services on
Open education and MOOCs
• local challenges to overcome and/or are already tackled
• status in organising such regional support
• future ambition regarding regional/national/European level