From today, learners all over the world can sign up to take part in free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in a range of different subjects from Blended Learning to Business Organization, from Searching on the Internet to Climate Changes. These MOOCs, lasting between 6 and 8 weeks, are all offered by the new European Multiple MOOC Aggregator, called EMMA for short, which brings together leading university partners providing online, easy-to-access learning opportunities that are open to all learners.
See the EMMA general press release for further details.
EMMA-European Multiple MOOC Aggregator is a 30 month pilot action supported by the European Union. EMMA showcases excellence in innovative teaching methodologies and learning approaches and offers free, open, online courses in multiple languages from different European universities to help preserve Europe’s rich cultural, educational and linguistic heritage and to promote cross-cultural and multi-lingual learning. EMMA has received funding from the European Union’s Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme.
Visit the EMMA website at www.europeanmoocs.eu
On March 25 and 26, 2014, the VISIR project proposes a seminar aimed at gathering representatives from the best VISIR cases and other relevant stakeholders to discuss the issue of innovation scalability and mainstreaming, starting from their real-life experiences, and to draw recommendations that should make education systems more receptive towards grassroots innovation.
During the first day, a selected group of innovators working with ICT to support teaching and learning from different sectors will discuss with key stakeholders and researchers the main barriers and success factors for the transformation of new ideas into mainstream practices, learning from each other and working out some strategies that can facilitate scalability of innovation.
During the second day, the main messages from day 1 as well as some successful practices will be presented and discussed with stakeholders such as the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Committee of the Regions, the Education Council and major EU networks in the field.
Eleonora Pantò from CSP will contribute to the first day as a learning innovator.