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07 October 2019 - 01 November 2019

Open online education: getting started with MOOCs

07 October 2019 - 01 November 2019

Open online education: getting started with MOOCs

Open online education: getting started with MOOCs

Course Information

07 October 2019 - 01 November 2019

English

Distance

Code: A9712073

English

Enrolment deadline: 20 September 2019

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Description

Description

This course deals with the topic of open education and Massive Open Online Courses. In a nutshell, the course explores theoretical and applied issues related to how the internet and networking technologies have led to new learning models mediated by digital resources. For learners, open education offers an alternative path to competence development and professionalization, beyond the traditional borders of educational institutions. Learners enter and engage in open educational practices in order to meet, network and collaborate with their peers in working, learning and innovating. The course draws on theories of situated and networked learning and provides an overview of the different design and evaluation challenges for open learning contexts. The course offers activities that will help learners to build a theoretical foundation, provides instruments for designing and conceptualizing open online education opportunities (MOOCs) and, last but not least, introduces the current research challenges of open education. From a more applied perspective, participants are also introduced to the topic of open licensing and the sharing of learning resources.

Target audience

Target audience

The course is for trainers, information technology (IT) specialists and managers of public and private training institutions involved in the design and implementation of training activities, in particular: - decision-makers and policy-makers in education and training institutions; - training activity and training institutions managers; - training-of-trainer specialists; - training specialists in workers' and employers' organizations; - vocational training professionals; - instructional designers, trainers and tutors.

Objectives

Objectives

  • Define why Open Education is relevant;
  • Identify the different options for development and implementation of Open Education;
  • Understand evaluation approaches for Open Online Education;
  • Identify challenges and define solutions for scalability.

Content

Content

Week Content
1. Introduction to Open Education

The relevance of Open Education

Overview of Open Education

2. How to Design and Develop Open Education

Design and implementation options for Open Education

MOOCs and challenges for higher education institutions

The scalability challenge for Open Education

3. Impact of Open Education

Views and measurement of Open Education

MOOCs and the increase of access to higher education

The interface between personal learning goals and institutional curricula

4. Open Education in the Development Context

Adoption of Open Education in a development context

Open Education: a new colonialist?

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

The course is carried out over a 4-week period following the learning process described below:

Participants are required to adapt content and tools to their context. The course combines individual self-directed learning with collaborative activities such as peer-reviews and discussion groups to facilitate learning. A team of online tutors and experts guides participants through their learning experience, including facilitating collaborative work and providing feedback on assignments throughout the course.

Language requirements

Language requirements

The course is held in English

How to apply

How to apply

To enrol in the course click on Apply

A Certificate of Participation will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.

Course fee: 955 EUR

 

Type of Certificate Requirements Fees

Certificate of Participation

Enrolment  the course.

Attendance and completion of at least 80% of the course.

955 EUR

Tuition cost: 955

Total cost: 955

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