On Nov 9th, 2018, the final conference of the BizMOOC project took place in Cracow. 3 keynotes, 1 academic panel, 1 business panel, 6 academic papers, 1 discussion roundtable, 3 workshops, 1 special dinner keynote, more than 100 experts from business and academia – those are only the numbers to these special event where business experts, scholars from university and students put their heads together to discuss approach to close skills gap in business competences with MOOCs and beyond.
The MOOC BOOK was presented, the keynotes live-streamed and the unique venue of the Cracow University of Economics provided the perfect framework.
Thanks for coming and sharing. Here are the first pictures, more to come soon.
The new MOOC BOOK has been published and received great feedback at the final conference of the BizMOOC project last week. Check it out here and receive guidelines, recommendations, lessons learnt and good practice – all you need to know around MOOC for the world of business.
On 8th Nov 2018, the BizMOOC consortium met for the last time to wrap up the final results, decide about follow-up initiatives beyond the project and also, took some time to celebrate the outcome of 3 intensive years of cooperation. Official news will follow, but we can already leak the information that the MOOC BOOK continue beyond the project end. Chapeau!
Only 10 days left, until we meet in Cracow on 9th of November for the final conference of the BizMOOC project. Almost 100 people registered so far > if you are interested to join, you can do a late registration here: http://bizmooc.uek.krakow.pl/?page_id=4354
The new version of our MOOC BOOK featuring lesson learnt, recommendations and good practice from our Pilot MOOCs is already available in beta-mode and currently under final review. We are more then excited to present the MOOC BOOK 2.0 in the next days – stay tuned for more news shortly.
Join us this Tuesday 23 October, 14.30-15.30 CEST for a live webinar session on “MOOCs for the world of business”.
This webinar series called “MOOC Design” and hosted by OpenupEd. Chris of our BizMOOC Team will discuss with you interesting findings and trends connected to MOOCs in business use. Book your free access here.
What to expect?
MOOCs are entering the business sector, especially in the field of Human Resource Development and customer training. Still, the experience and awareness level with MOOCs among employers and labour force is still rather low. The BizMOOC project explored the potential of MOOCs for use in business from different perspectives: Surveys and interviews with all actors (companies, universities and learners), the implementation and comprehensive evaluation of 3 MOOC Pilots and the integration of external experts, advisors, but also the community. In this webinar, Christian Friedl, the coordinator of the BizMOOC project, will present the latest lessons learnt, invites to jointly reflect on the recommendations drawn and showcases good practice identified.
Out of 32 submission, 11 creative and high quality teaching approaches were selected for the Final round and invited to present their cases in Aveiro, Porto at the 13th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in front of an international jury. Chris and Agnes presented our MOOC on Intrapreneurship and even made it to the Top 3, where they got invited to do a second presentation to the whole conference audience before the conference closure. We feel extremely honoured to became part of this exclusive circle.
Besides, we also presented the poster “Rescue through the back-door: Can MOOCs become a large-scale bottom-up innovation driver in companies?”, based on BizMOOC results.
36 guests, 4 key experts and 1 moderator – a mix of corporates, entrepreneurs, edupreneurs, policy-makers, lecturers, students etc. – had a lively discussion on 13th of September in Graz, Austria regarding “MOOCs – muss das sein” (“MOOCs – is this really a must”?). The Austrian BizMOOC round table introduced the participants to the core results of the project and followed-up with a discussion how the main project outcomes (especially the MOOC BOOK) and MOOCs in general could be uptaken on a broader scale for the benefit of all. We want to thank all the experts and guest for the valuable inputs and so positive feedback!!!
Exciting News! Our paper “Flexible, self-directed and bottom-up: Are employees overtaking their Human Resource departments with MOOCs?” based on BizMOOC research outcomes has been accepted at Learning with MOOCs 2018 taking place between 26th and 28th of September in Madrid! Three BizMOOC partners (FH Joanneum, HPI & EADTU) will be there to present and discuss our project findings – see you there as well?