Transerval Skills for Students from West University of Timisoara
West University of Timisoara is the only university in Romania which is offering transversal courses for higher education students that are enrolled in one of the eleven faculties from university. Therefore, through this opportunity, one student enrolled in a faculty of West University of Timisoara should attend 3-7 transversal courses offered by the 10 other faculties from the university. By doing this they will expand their formal courses offered by their faculty, having thus the possibility to gather more skills necessary for their academic path, but also for developing new skills that are required in the nowadays interconnected society.
More than that, starting with the academic year 2016-2017, through the NOVAMOOC project (ID PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2040, http://novamooc.uvt.ro/) the students will have also opportunity to attend some of the courses in MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) format, combining accessibility through affordability and technology.
Through this paper we will present the transversal skills and competences that students that are attended such courses will gather, especially empathized for the MOOCs courses.
Students enrolled in the 1st sem. October 2015
Arts and religion (69) / Health of Human Reproduction (208) / Forensics (65) /
Management (65) / First aid (158) / History of universe (70) /
Portuguese Language (83) / Web Design (70) / Musical culture (70) /
Psychosexology (89) / Mind Philosophy (69)
AGE: 80,7% under 21; 10,9% between 21-24; 5% between 25-30; 3,4% above 30
Online Questionnaire November 2015
More than 800 respondents: 86,6% F / 13,4% M
What do students think about MOOC?
A study case: West University of Timisoara, Romania
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This work was supported by a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation,
CNCS – UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2040:
NOVAMOOC – Development and innovative implementation of MOOCs in Higher Education
Thank you for your attention!