Country reports on uptake of MOOCs by HEIs

The overall reportComparing 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

 

 

Report ‘European policy response on MOOC opportunities’

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.

Policy Forum on European MOOCs

 

The final program of the Policy Forum of European MOOCs is now available. Seven different panels will discuss the policies of many stakeholders involved in the MOOC uptake. The forum will contribute to better position decision makers to understand the “MOOC phenomenon” and capitalise on the advantages of these large-scale courses and use them as a strategic opportunity to help meet local needs and develop related capacities. About 70 experts and policy makers will attend. Hence, a very few limited seats available (max. 80). Please contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want to attend. 

 

 

Publication MOOCs in Europe available

Europe is characterised by diversity and as such MOOC provision should account for diverse languages, cultures, settings, pedagogies and technologies. In this peer reviewed report the 31 papers demonstrate that Europe is re-engineering the generic MOOC model to allow for a broad spectrum of approaches and contexts.

The papers selected elaborate on the following main topics relevant for a continued uptake of MOOCs in Europe. You can download the full report or each of part separately (including foreword)

1. Regional MOOC initiatives
2. Role media exposure on MOOC development
3. Supporting the selection of MOOC platforms
4. Business models European MOOCs
5. Pedagogical approaches in European MOOCs
6. Shared services in European MOOC context

This publication has a CC-By 4.0 license.

Policy Forum on European MOOCs Brussels, 28 June 2016

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.

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Two publications HOME 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.

“WOW! Europe embraces MOOCs”

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.

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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 and will be updated regularly. Given the limited number of seats available, participation is by invitation only. Please send a personal email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you like to participate and/or present your case-study.

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Presentations Masterclass EDEN2015 Barcelona available

The presentation and recordings of the online seminar and masterclass “How Europe seizes the opportunities offered by MOOCs” are available online.

1.       Overview HOME project by Darco Jansen, coordinator OpenupEd and project manager HOME

2.       Institutional MOOC strategies in Europe by Antonio Teixeira, President EDEN and professor at Universidade Aberta

3.       Opportunities and threats of the MOOC movement for higher education: A European perspective by Mark Brown, National Institute for Digital Learning

4.       Didactical and pedagogical approach for European MOOCs by Fred de Vries and Slavi Stoyanov, Open University of the Netherlands

5.       Sustainable business models for joint European MOOCs by Cengiz Hakan AYDIN, Anadolu University

6.       Building an open knowledge network on joint European MOOCs offerings by Eamon Costello, Dublin City University

The recordings of the session are available on Youtube (part 1 and part 2):

 

 

HOME (online) pre-conference event at EDEN2015

After the successful conference Mapping the European MOOC Territory in Porto, the HOME project will organise a masterclassHow 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).

 

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Guest blogs by HOME

Based on the results so far, the HOME project was asked to write several guest blogs.

Three blogs are now available the ECO project website.
Next a guest blog at LACE project was published related to the same report.

Position papers for European cooperation on MOOCs

The publication “Position_papers_for_European_cooperation_on_MOOCs” presents an overview of position papers on the opportunities and characteristics for European cooperation as presented during the HOME conference in Porto November 2014

Based on an open call for position papers19 experts submitted papers on any angle, subject or approach they freely choose, but the position papers were expected to address the key questions of how Europe could collaborate on MOOCs, including the role of Open Education. This implied addressing either one or all of a number of critical topics as institutional policies and strategies, didactical and pedagogical approaches and models, shared services, recognition options and quality assurance, economic sustainability approaches and business models and licensing and other legal aspects.

After review of the papers 10 were selected to present their views at a conference Mapping The European MOOC Territory, held in Porto on the 27th November, 2014. After revision we are proud that in total 15 papers were accepted for publication in this separate report.

MOOCs are becoming mainstream in Europe?

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.

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Supporting the Porto Declaration on European MOOCs

We have been approached by various organisations about the possibility of giving support to the Porto Declaration on European MOOCs. Please send an a mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with that intention and the full name of your organisation and we will add your organisation to the declaration.

Call for papers extended until 21 September

Call for position papers is open until 21 September 2014. Contributions should be in line with the specifications and submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Reminder call for papers MOOC Conference

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.

Open call for position papers

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