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M4 ws finalconference

MOOCs for web skills final conference.

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M4 ws finalconference

  1. 1. Are MOOCs providing the European workforce with the necessary web skills? LAIA CANALS P.A.U. EDUCATION
  2. 2. MOOCs for web talent project Aim • Fostering Web Talent in Europe by encouraging the use of MOOCs focused on web skills Objectives • Making a precise mapping about the available MOOCs in Europe in the area of web development • Suggesting measures which would strengthen the MOOCs environment for web entrepreneurs and facilitate its growth
  3. 3. What do we mean by web skills? • Web authoring tools such as raw HTML, XML, and CSS, web programming or scripting, and website design.Core web skills • Graphic design, animation, and software engineering.Extended web skills • e-learning, games and gamification, online- entertainment, and digital art.Adjacent web skills
  4. 4. Project activities: desk research Objective: to determine the current offering of MOOCs in the area of web skills 59 MOOCs 105 MOOCs
  5. 5. Project actitivies: survey Aim: to determine the actual benefits MOOCs offer and their potential to increase web talent in the EU Respondents: 23-42 years old, male, hold a graduate or post-graduate degree Close to 3,000 responses coming from 5 continents and 121 different countries Most had taken a MOOC: 61% of the students, 67% of the developers, and 61% of the entrepreneurs Profiles: students, academicians, teaches, developers, corporate managers Survey
  6. 6. Entrepreneurs and recruiters perspective Value given to skills acquired through MOOCs
  7. 7. Did MOOCs help develop the skills they needed?
  8. 8. What students want… … that MOOCs don’t deliver just yet o Mapping of supply & demand o Quality standards o Massive pedagogies o Acreditation valued in the job market
  9. 9. MOOC providers perspective Business model Barriers for MOOC provision
  10. 10. Conclusions drawn from the survey o Entrepreneurs & learners want hands-on, practice based offerings which develop specific skills, suitable for on-the- job professional development. o The current supply does not always fit this model. o Abundance of provision, yet learners are struggling to find the MOOCs they need.
  11. 11. Emerging themes o Growing eco-system of campus, blended, hybrid and open online courses, which would leverage the overlaps and synergies between different modes of delivery o Rise in awareness to issues of learning design, evaluation, assessment and quality control, which are much more salient in on-line courses o Importance of accreditation and verification schemes, specifically practice- based schemes (e.g. Portfolios) which would allow learners to demonstrate the skills they acquired to potential employers
  12. 12. Issues
  13. 13. Project activities: webinar MOOC accreditation and recognition July 1st, 2014 150 people registered
  14. 14. Project activities: MOOC workshop at EC-TEL13 Can MOOCs sabe Europe’s unemployed youth? September 17, 2014 o 13 submissions and 7 papers accepted o 25 people participated in the workshop o Topics discussed: o MOOC quality o Registration and retention o Certification and employability o Benefits and costs of providing a MOOC for web skills o MOOC platform panel FUN, Open Classrooms, Open Course World, and openHPI o Response to the presentations by Davinia Hernández-Leo & Carlos Delgado-Kloos
  15. 15. The MOOCs for Webtalent Network
  16. 16. Today