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Participation in the Panel at the "MOOCs for web skills" SLUSH side event, Helsinki, November 2014

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  1. 1. Are MOOCs providing the European workforce with necessary web skills? Panel session, Side Event, 17th Nov 2014, Helsinki Davinia Hernández-Leo @daviniahl
  2. 2. Workshop at the European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2014), Graz Interesting position papers: None of them providing a conclusive answer to the question Conclusions in the response to presentations by Carlos Delgado Kloos (UC3M) and Davinia Hernández-Leo (UPF)
  3. 3. There are successful models at other levels… An example: The Barcelona Activa's mission is to be the reference organization for policies supporting enterprises, employment creation and international projection of Barcelona, as an excellent environment for economic activity and social progress. Barcelona Activa supported 4,293 companies through its Business Services and Programmes which will be integrated into the Business Support. It also accompanied 2.653 entrepreneur projects. Furthermore, 132 enterprises and 15 projects were installed in its business incubators. Concerning the Employment area, 19,332 people attend Barcelona Treball Services, 46% of whom found a job within six months. ( … • Professional skills and employment. Guide and empower people throughout their career, according to market and business requirements, allowing the qualitative encounter between labour demand and supply. • Training (transversal). Offers a range of training activities adapted to the needs of the Barcelona Activa users, including IT training and dissemination activities to improve the technological skills of Barcelona’s citizens, professionals and businesses. -> Cibernàrium …
  4. 4. Multiple MOOCs around eSkills! MOOCs for Web Talent Survey Audio Signal Processing for Music Applications Hands On Wireless Sensor 3D Graphics for the Web Programmers (tentative) …
  5. 5. Unclear alignment of: MOOC providers, employers Provision of MOOCs responds to diverse strategies Advancing mappings of supply & demand What is the European Workforce audience? The same Web Skills for all? Employers, aspiring entrepreneurs needs? Profile of unemployed citizens? People already taking MOOCs?
  6. 6. • MOOCs can play a relevant role to provide the European Workforce with Web Skills • Need to: – Align MOOCs and employability more closely – Guide people along learning paths according to market & business demands – Design competence/practice-oriented MOOCs and paths carefully, diverse audience and objectives • See recommendations of the “MOOC for Web Talent Survey” • MOOC design Workshop (supported by at
  7. 7. Are MOOCs providing the European workforce with necessary web skills? Panel session, Side Event, 17th Nov 2014, Helsinki Thank you! Davinia Hernández-Leo @daviniahl