ByDavid Hutira



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

Public outcomes:

  • 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 [Online] [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

Public outcomes:

  • 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 BOOC Version 1.0 (old version, not updated anymore): http://bizmooc.eu/mooc-manual/
  • R2.3 Publication of the MOOC BOOC Version 2.0: www.mooc-book.eu > revised and enriched publication with conclusion from Pilot MOOCs, community and expert feedback
  • R2.4 (additional result): Open Textbook “Massive Open Online Courses for Business Learning” based on the MOOC BOOK and providing a layouted and structured downloadable version of the MOOC BOOK.


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

Public outcomes:


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

Public outcomes:

  • R.4.1 Execution of Pilot MOOC (all 3 MOOCs carried, all of them still available as self-paced Version) [PDF]
  • R4.2 Joint Evaluation Report on Three Pilot MOOCs [PDF]
    • R4.2a  Evaluation Report on Pilot MOOC1 – Learning to Learn [PDF]
    • R4.2b Evaluation Report on Pilot MOOC2 – Innovation, creativity & problem-solving [PDF]
    • R4.2c Evaluation Report on Pilot MOOC3 – Intrapreneurship: Make Your Business Great Again [PDF]
  • R4.3 Lessons Learnt, Recommendations and Good Practice from Pilot MOOCs [Online] [PDF]


Quality assurance.

Leader: P11 (NL) – EADTU


  • R5.1 Quality management system (consortium-internal)
  • R5.2 Quality Assurance 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 reports (consortium-internal)


Evaluation of the project effectiveness and impact.

Leader: P11 (NL) – EADTU


  • R6.1 Evaluation Framework (consortium-internal)
  • R6.2 Evaluation and impact assessment reports (consortium-internal)


Dissemination of the project results to all stakeholders

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

Public Outcomes:


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

Leader P7 (DE) – OpenHPI


  • R8.1 Exploitation and sustainability strategy [PDF]
  • R8.2 Round tables (215 participants at 12 BizMOOC round tables):
    • 07 December 2017, Potsdam, “Barriers and opportunities to better exploit the potentials of MOOCs”
    • 29 May 2018, Burgas, “Barriers and opportunities to better exploit the potentials of MOOCs I”
    • 2 June 2018, Burgas, “Barriers and opportunities to better exploit the potentials of MOOCs II”
    • 13 September 2018, Graz, „MOOCs – muss das sein? (MOOCs – is that really necessary?)”
    • 19 September 2018, Potsdam, “MOOCs machen Karriere – Austausch und Einblicke aus Wirtschaft und Forschung”
    • 25 September 2018, Vienna, “MOOCs and student involvement
    • 5 October 2018, Alicante, “MOOCs in HEIs and Business”
    • 15 October 2018, Kosice, “Board of Director´s meeting”
    • 17 October 2018, Rome, “Barriere ed opportunità per esplorare le potenzialità dei MOOC”
    • 23 October 2018, Milton Keynes, “BizMOOC Roundtable”
    • 3 December 2018, Kosice, “Business stakeholders meeting”
    • 13 December 2018, Maastricht, “MOOCs for the world of Business”
  • R8.3 BizMOOC community [MAP] 86 institutions provided letters of intent, 106 institutions have been involved in the project´s analysis, and 116,428 individuals been involved in BizMOOC activities.


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

Leader P1 (AT) – FH Joanneum


  • R9.1 Project management handbook (consortium-internal)
  • R9.2 Project management Cockpit with Dashboard (consortium-internal)
  • R9.3 Interim and final Reports (consortium-internal)