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.
The BizMOOC Project team was invited to present their project results at the EdCrunch Conference 2018 in Moscow, Russia between 1-2 October 2018. Christoph Resei from FH Joanneum represented the BizMOOC team at EdCrunch, one of the largest and most well-known global conference for technology in education, having more than 5000 participants and 20 000 online viewers. A huge opportunity for BizMOOC!
About EdCrunch2018: https://2018.edcrunch.ru/en/
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.
Talking about barriers and opportunities to better exploit the potentials of MOOCs, round tables took place to discuss the future and uptake of the outcomes of BizMOOC. Some very interesting points have been made and we are looking forward to the next meetings in Italy and Slovakia!
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.
With the BizMOOC round tables taking place all over the Europe, fall season is in full swing! We are busy with second edition of the MOOCBOOK and the Warsaw conference fast approaching. Very soon our German colleagues will speak at the openHPI where a forum took place last week.
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!!!