Are MOOCs providing the European workforce with the necessary web skills?

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Are MOOCs providing the European workforce with the necessary web skills? Laia Canals P.A.U. Education

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MOOCs for web talent project

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What do we mean by web skills?

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Project activities: desk research Objective: to determine the current offering of MOOCs in the area of web skills 59 MOOCs 105 MOOCs

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Project actitivies: survey Aim: to determine the actual benefits MOOCs offer and their potential to increase web talent in the EU

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Entrepreneurs and recruiters perspective Value given to skills acquired through MOOCs

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Did MOOCs help develop the skills they needed?

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What students want… … that MOOCs don’t deliver just yet Mapping of supply & demand Quality standards Massive pedagogies Acreditation valued in the job market

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MOOC providers perspective Business model Barriers for MOOC provision

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Conclusions drawn from the survey Entrepreneurs & learners want hands-on, practice based offerings which develop specific skills, suitable for on-the-job professional development. The current supply does not always fit this model. Abundance of provision, yet learners are struggling to find the MOOCs they need.

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Emerging themes Growing eco-system of campus, blended, hybrid and open online courses, which would leverage the overlaps and synergies between different modes of delivery Rise in awareness to issues of learning design, evaluation, assessment and quality control, which are much more salient in on-line courses 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

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Project activities: webinar MOOC accreditation and recognition July 1st, 2014 150 people registered http://bit.ly/MOOCAcreditation

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Project activities: MOOC workshop at EC-TEL13 Can MOOCs sabe Europe’s unemployed youth? September 17, 2014 13 submissions and 7 papers accepted 25 people participated in the workshop Topics discussed: MOOC quality Registration and retention Certification and employability Benefits and costs of providing a MOOC for web skills MOOC platform panel FUN, Open Classrooms, Open Course World, and openHPI Response to the presentations by Davinia Hernandez-Leo & Carlos Delgado-Kloos

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The MOOCs for Webtalent Network

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