ByAndrea Kalafusová

We are constantly building MOOC community

BizMOOC and their deliverables were presented at 7th University Business forum in Brussels, at the Global Learning Council SUMMIT in Berlin and also at Week of innovative Regions in Europe in Košice.

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ByAndrea Kalafusová

Learning Design Workshop. How to produce a MOOC?

The video “How to produce a MOOC” was recorded during the BizMOOC meeting at The Open University UK in Cardiff. It is one of the next project deliverables.

The slides are an adapted version from a presentation called “Beyond the Blend” by Lisette Toetenel (The Open University, UK) and Charles Jennings (The Internet Time Alliance & Duntroon) which was delivered on 11 May 2016 at the CIPD show in London, UK.

The workshop was led by Ruth McFarlane (Technology Enhanced Learning Designer, The Open University (UK))

ByAndrea Kalafusová

BizMOOC at EMOOC2017 conference

Christian Friedl, Darco Jansen and Thomas Staubitz attended the EMOOC2017 conference last week in Madrid, the largest European summit on MOOCs. BizMOOC and its MOOC BOOK was presented as a keynote to the session “MOOCs for companies”.

We received very positive and valuable feedback in encouraging discussions throughout the whole event.


ByAndrea Kalafusová

MOOCs, Graduate Skills Gaps, and Employability: A Qualitative Systematic Review of the Literature

David Santandreu Calonge, Mariam Aman Shah

The increasing costs of higher education (HE), growing numbers of flexible anytime, anywhere learners, and the prevalence of technology as a means to up-skill in a competitive job market, have brought to light a rising concern faced by graduate students and potential graduate employers. Specifically, there is a mismatch of useful skills obtained by students through HE institutions which is evident upon graduation. Faced with this dilemma, “graduate students,” or more specifically newly graduated students, with a with bachelor’s degree, and a growing number of employers are turning to Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, as a complimentary mechanism through which this skills gap may be bridged.

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ByAndrea Kalafusová

BizMOOC goes Peru

BizMOOC goes Peru – presentation of BizMOOC and the MOOC BOOK by Christian Friedl/FH JOANNEUM as a good practice example in 3-day-training-seminars about “internationalisation of research” in the course of the EU-funded project “INCHIPE”. The project is an “Programa para la Internacionalizacion en las Universidades de Chile y Peru”.

ByAndrea Kalafusová

BizMOOC at 7th University Business Forum

On 6-7 April will contribute to the 7th University Business Forum in Brussels. Organised by the European Commission, the seventh edition of the University Business Forum will bring together around 400 representatives from higher education institutions; large companies; SME’s, relevant European organisations and associations; as well as national, regional and local authorities from Europe and beyond.

The BizMOOC project will highlight our results so far including the MOOCBOOK recently launched.

ByAndrea Kalafusová

Identification of existing online learning materials to the key competence “Learning to Learn”

Learning to Learn is at the heart of the BizMOOC project and is cemented in the objective to contribute to the acquisition of Lifelong Learning and business key competences. Learn more about Learning to Learn and what the existing materials are from around the web that address this key competence.

ByAndrea Kalafusová

Massive Open Online Courses and Intellectual Property Rights Issues

The explosive growth of the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in its early years points MOOC phenomenon to a very fast maturity. This new educative model is characterised by the absence of physical boundaries and open to anybody who wants to enroll in the course. Therefore MOOC´s promoters and/or creators must take into account not only their national IPR legislation but also the international IPR framework. This paper provides the most relevant IPR issues from a EU and US perspective.

ByAndrea Kalafusová

Identification of regions and players lagging behind in MOOC Initiatives

The motivation to establish MOOCs, in Europe, can not be the same as in the other regions of the world. The European dimension of this process, where strategic developments are required, is related to the socio-economic context, the cost of education, the role of the state to define institutional and national trends.

In the paper are presented some of the most important issues related to the enhancement of MOOCs initiatives in Europe, such as the recognition and award of credits, infrastructure and business model, and last but not least adequate adaptation to local cultural and educational context. The regions lagging behind this process are identified and the obstacles and reasons for that are also discussed.

ByAndrea Kalafusová

Identification of existing online learning materials with regards to entrepreneurship

Do you want to know more about entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education? Do you want to learn about existing online courses devoted to entrepreneurship education? The paper also provides suggestions as to best practices and recommendations to MOOC users interested in expanding their entrepreneurship knowledge and skills. Read more about Entrepreneurship MOOCs.