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:
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)
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)
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.
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".
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).
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.
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.
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.
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