3rd Empowering seminar for the labour market

3rd Empowering seminar for the labour market

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Seminar on MOOCs and microcredentials for competency development: collaboration between higher education and the labour market

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  • Building on innovative approaches to accelerated digital continuing education, professional development, and career development for the labour market by MOOCs and microcredentials
  • Exploring archetypes of learners in the labour market and their impact on personalised courses for online learning
  • Demonstrating examples of good practices in the co-creation of courses with higher education institutions, enterprises and labour market organizations
  • Setting up a continuous dialogue and plans with enterprises, public employment services, and higher education institutions for the co-creation of microlearning units and courses for learners in employment
  • Launching a portal for MOOCs and microcredentials for the labour market

Profile of participants:

  • MOOC platforms: leadership and staff
  • Public employment services and associated training organisations: leadership and staff
  • Business sector/ Businesses: leadership and staff
  • Universities associated with MOOC platforms: leadership, programme directors, staff continuing education


  • 09.30-09.50 Introduction of the framework of collaboration for continuing education and professional development between higher education and the labour market by George Ubachs (EADTU) [presentation]
  • 09.50-11.00 MOOC platforms showcase examples of personalised learning through MOOCs and microcredentials in collaboration with the labour market:
  1. FutureLearn: Matt Jenner [no slides]
  2. FUN: Cathérine Mongenet [presentation]
  3. Miríadax: Francisco Calvache [presentation]
  4. EduOpen: Annamaria De Santis [presentation]
  • 11.00-11.30 Break
  • 11.30-11.50 New types of microcredentials for competence development for enterprises labour market organisations by Tim Plyming/Rebecca Ferguson (The OOUK) [presentation]
  • 11.50-12.00 Creating MOOCs and microcredentials for archetypes of learners in the labour market by Matt Jenner (FutureLearn) [presentation]
  • 12.00-12.15 Presentation MOOCs4you portal by Alessandra Antonaci (EADTU) [no slides]
  • 12.15-12.30 Closing

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