BizMOOC is divided into 9 coherent work packages (WP). WP1 – 4 are content based and develop/implement the MOOC BOOK and 3 Pilot MOOCs. WP5 (quality assurance), WP6 (evaluation) & WP9 (project management) facilitate the working steps. WP7 & WP8 ensure dissemination, exploitation & sustainability and create awareness.

Creates a common body of knowledge and identifies the needs of the target groups “businesses “, “labour force/society” & “HEIs without MOOCs”, serving as the basis for WP2.

Leader: P3 (ES) – University of Alicante


  • R1.1 Report “State of the Art on existing MOOC knowledge”, consisting of 14 discussion papers, which can be downloaded and or directly read and commented online in the MOOC BOOK:
    • 01 About MOOCs, online courses and open education [Online] [PDF]
    • 02 Existing MOOC initiatives in higher education and the business sector and the distribution of MOOC learners in EU28 [Online] [PDF]
    • 03 Existing types of MOOCs and approaches to MOOC didactics [Online] [PDF]
    • 04 Existing MOOC quality models [Online] [PDF]
    • 05 Drivers behind MOOCs/reasons to get involved [Online] [PDF]
    • 06 Issues for MOOC recognition/certification/accreditation [Online] [PDF]
    • 07 MOOC IPR issues [Online] [PDF]
    • 08 Existing MOOC business models [Online] [PDF]
    • 09 MOOCs and Human Resource Development [PDF]
    • 10 Identification of regions and players lagging behind (no MOOCs by HEIs & businesses, less MOOC learners) [Online] [PDF]
    • 11 Identification of existing online learning materials to the key competences “learning to learn” [Online] [PDF]
    • 12 Identification of existing online learning materials to the key competences “sense of initiative and creativity” [Online]  [PDF]
    • 13 Identification of existing online learning materials to the key competences with regards to entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship [Online] [PDF]
    • 14 Detailed definition of the key competences “learning to learn, sense of initiative and entrepreneurship (& intrapreneurship), creativity” for the use in the Project [Online] [PDF]
  • R1.2 Methodolody for the needs and gaps analysis [PDF]
  • R1.3 Report on needs and gaps for the three target groups of BizMOOC:
    • R1.3a: Identification of opportunities of MOOCs for the business community (organisations) [Online]  [PDF]
    • R1.3b: Identification of needs and gaps for the application of MOOCs by Higher Education Institutions [Online] [PDF]
    • R1.3c: Society survey on MOOCs [Online] [PDF]


Integrates, elaborates and publishes the interactive MOOC BOOK with guidelines, recommendations and good practices for each target group.

Leader: P8 (IT) – DIDA


  • R2.1 Guidelines for Business, HEIs, Labour Force/Society/Learners
    • Guidelines for Businesses/organisations [Online] [PDF]
    • Guidelines for HEIs without MOOCs [Online] [PDF]
    • Guidelines for Labour Force/Society / learners [Online] [PDF]
  • R2.2 Publication of the MOOC BOOK
    • Version 1.0: http://bizmooc.eu/mooc-manual/
    • Version 2.0: Revised and enriched publication MOOC BOOK 2.0 with conclusion from the Pilot MOOCs (WP3 & WP4): M34 (October 2018)


Produces 3 Pilot MOOCs to the LLL key competences “Learning to learn”, “Sense of initiative (entre-(intrapreneurship)”, “Innovation & creativity” in teams by applying the MOOC BOOK of WP2.

Leader: P3 (UK) – Open University UK



Implements the Pilot MOOCs based on materials of WP2&WP3, evaluates & draws recommendations based on the lessons learnt.

Leader: P5 (PL) – Cracow University of Economics

Outcomes: (starts November 2017)

  • Execution of Pilot MOOC
  • Lessons learnt from Pilot MOOCs


Quality assurance.

Leader: P11 (NL) – EADTU


  • R5.1 Quality management system
  • R5.2 Quality Management Board
    • Marcelo Maina, UOC-Barcelona, Spain
    • Gavin Clinch, Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland
    • Robert Schuwer, Fontys Applied Sciences, Netherlands
    • Prof. Christian Spannagel, Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg, Germany
    • Jutta Pauschenwein, FH Joanneum Graz, Austria
    • Patrick McAndrew, Open University UK
    • Piet Hendrikx, EADTU, Netherlands
  • R5.3 Interim and final quality assurance report


Evaluation of the project effectiveness and impact.

Leader: P11 (NL) – EADTU


  • R6.1 Evaluation framework
  • R6.2 Evaluation and impact assessment reports


Dissemination of the project results to all stakeholders

Leader P6 (SK) – Košice IT Valley, z.p.o.



Exploitation & Sustainability ensure long-term impact & target group involvement.

Leader P7 (DE) – OpenHPI


  • R8.1 Exploitation and sustainability strategy
  • R8.2 Round tables (between July and December 2018)
  • R8.3 BizMOOC community


Project Management creates an overall umbrella for implementation of all WPs.

Leader P1 (AT) – FH Joanneum


  • R9.1 Project management handbook
  • R9.2 Project management Cockpit with dashboard
  • R9.3 Interim and final reports