The overall report “Comparing Institutional MOOC strategies: Status report based on a mapping survey conducted in October - December 2015” confirms a strong mature uptake of MOOCs in Europe.
This report presents the results of a MOOC survey amongst higher education institutions (HEIs) with a strong focus on Europe and Canada. The survey was conducted in the fourth quarter of 2015. The results are compared to those done in U.S. and Europe. Based on seven surveys in total it is for example stated that "While in the U.S. the number of HEIs that have a MOOC or is planning to add MOOC offering is stable at 12-13% for the last three years, European HEIs seem much more involved with in general over 45% of HEIs (planning to) offer MOOCs." The differences between countries are discussed as well, limited to those countries where the response can be seen as representative.
Separately the following country reports are available:
Additional report for Portugal is under development.
Note that JRC-IPTS report encompass results of France, Germany, Poland, Spain and the UK
The HOME-EADTU report ‘European policy response on MOOC opportunities’ is a collection of 19 policy papers discussing the MOOC policies of several MOOC platform providers, national governmental, higher education institutions and partners offering various shared MOOC services. The policies of these stakeholder, together with experts from EC and OECD, will be discussed the Policy Forum on European MOOCs in Brussels on 28 June 2016.
The papers selected elaborate on the following multistakeholder approach regarding the MOOC policies in Europe. Here you can download each part separately (including foreword)
1. Governmental policies on MOOCs
2. Policies of MOOC platform providers
3. Institutional MOOC policies
4. HEI strategies in different countries
Subsequent policy paper: MOOC Strategies in Romanian Universities by Holotescu, C., Andone, D., Grosseck, G.
5. Shared MOOC services: regional, European or global level?
This publication has a CC-By 4.0 license.
The presentations of the HOME Policy Forum on European MOOCs held in Brussels on 28 June 2016 are now available...
After three successful European MOOC events, the HOME project now organises a Policy Forum on European MOOCs in Brussels on 28 June 2016. Policy makers from National governments, Intergovernmental Organisations, higher educational institutions, MOOC platforms and -service providers will attend. As such participating in this event will give great opportunities to network with others and exchange how Europe can collectively strengthen the use of MOOCs for different challenges.
The presentations of the HOME Conference "WOW! Europe embraces MOOCs" held in Rome in November 2015 are available...
Two articles resulting from the HOME-project are available online:
Opportunities and Threats of the MOOC Movement for Higher Education: The European Perspective. Get article
Comparing MOOC Adoption Strategies in Europe: Results from the HOME Project Survey 2014. Get article
Both published in this special IRRODL issue Towards a European perspective on MOOCs.
by Darco Jansen, EADTU, The Netherlands
Three independent studies shows that that more than 40% of higher education institutions in Europe has a MOOC or is planning to develop one. The survey of the EUA conducted end 2013 already stated that ”interest in MOOCs has far from peaked in Europe”.
The EU-funded HOME project
, coordinated by EADTU, organises the conference “WOW! Europe embraces MOOCs” which will take place in Rome on the 30th
of November. The final programme
is available online. Like last year we will present the first results of this year’s survey
on strategies of Higher Education Institutions regarding MOOCs during the conference in Rome.
This year's survey 'Comparing institutional MOOC strategies' is now open
. The survey is available in three languages and will close at 24 November 2015. First results will be presented at the Conference "WOW! Europe embraces MOOCs
The HOME project, coordinated by EADTU
, will organise a network event showcasing the uptake of MOOCs in Europe. This conference “WOW! Europe embraces MOOCs
” will take place in Rome on the 30th of November. Final programme is available
if you like to participate and/or present your case-study.
After the successful conference Mapping the European MOOC Territory in Porto, the HOME project will organise a masterclass “How Europe seizes the opportunities offered by MOOCs” as pre-conference event to the EDEN2015 conference. We will start with a general overview of the status of MOOC offering in Europe. The recent report Institutional MOOC strategies in Europe will be discussed as well as the analysis of the 15 position papers for European cooperation on MOOCs. In addition our latest analysises will be presented on didactical and pedagogical approaches, shared (educational) services and sustainable business models for joint European MOOCs.
This masterclass will be held on 9 June 2015 from 15:00-18:30. You can participate in this masterclass both face-to face and online.
The masterclass will be broadcasted from Hotel Barcelona Catalonia Plaza, Barcelona (Spain), the same venue as the EDEN2015 conference.
Registration is open to all, but number of participants at the venue is limited to 60. Please register here
Registration for the online participation is possible by using this URL (we will keep you informed).
The EADTU report Institutional MOOC strategies in Europe
presents and analyses the results of a survey conducted by the HOME project between October and December 2014. It presents data on the perception and objectives of European higher education institutions on MOOCs and the main drivers behind the MOOC movement. In addition, the report makes a comparison with similar studies conducted in the United States in 2013 and 2014.
We have been approached by various organisations about the possibility of giving support to the Porto Declaration
with that intention and the full name of your organisation and we will add your organisation to the declaration.
The presentations of our Home conference ‘Mapping the European MOOC Territory’ held in Porto November 2014 are available …
"Europe must seize this moment to grab the opportunities offered by MOOCs."
HOME will organise a conference dedicated to Mapping The European MOOC Territory
. This conference will focus on the opportunities and characteristics for European cooperation on MOOCs. Authors of selected position papers
will present their views, next to the first results of the survey
“Benchmarking MOOC strategies in Europe”.
The HOME project
runs from 2014 to 2016 and has started benchmarking the opportunities and characteristics for European cooperation on MOOCs. To this end a call for position papers was published and a MOOC conference in Porto
will be organised on 27 November 2014. In addition the project developed a survey
to benchmark strategies on MOOC of European institutions and governments.
Call for position papers
Kind reminder to submit position papers on the opportunities and characteristics for European cooperation on MOOCs. Deadline for submission is 13 September 2014. Authors of the best position papers will be invited as keynote speaker to present their work at a special international conference on MOOCs
By now we can announce that this conference will be held in Porto, Portugal on 27 November 2014. All travel and accommodation expenses of the invited contributors will be covered by the HOME partnership according to standard European Commission rules. Please find here the updated call
The call for position papers on the opportunities and characteristics for European cooperation on MOOCs is open until 13 September 2014. Submitters are free to choose any angle, subject, approach, but the position paper should address the key questions of how Europe could collaborate on MOOCs, including the role of Open Education. The best 15 position papers will be invited as keynote speaker to present their work at a special international conference on MOOCs to be held in Portugal in November 2014. Full specifications and background information are described in the attached pdf