| Lorenz, Anja; Ledwon, Heba; Blöcher, Maria: Make MOOCs Count for Higher Education. Session auf der OEB Global 2018 "Shaping the Future of Learning", Berlin, 07.12.2018. (Typ: Vortrag | | | | Schlagwörter: higher education, integration, Kiron, massive open online course (MOOC), pMOOCs, refugees)|
This Panel brings together three partners presenting different approaches to make the most out of MOOCs for Higher Education through examination and quality assurance measures. Learn about their common project INTEGRAL+ (Integration and Participation of Refugees in the Context of Digital Teaching and Learning Scenarios), funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research and its methods and tools. You are invited to identify more good practices and innovative solutions - and to contribute to an exchange on the European credit system (ECTS) and opportunities to validate non-formal learning with experts in the field.
| Knoth, Sebastian; Lorenz, Anja; Rampelt, Florian: Make MOOCs count for higher education: Approaches to awarding ECTS Credits for learning in open online courses. Beitrag auf der Open Education Global Conference (OER Global), Delft, 24.04.2018. (Typ: Vortrag | | | | Schlagwörter: higher education, integration, Kiron, massive open online course (MOOC), mooin, refugees)|
MOOCs provided by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have the potential to open up education to a wider audience. By implementing appropriate quality assurance measures, they could also provide a first creditable step into the formal higher education system. Exploring the potential of credentialization and recognition of MOOCs was a major pillar of the INTEGRAL²-project (“Integration and Participation of Refugees in the Context of Digital Teaching and Learning Scenarios”) of Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, RWTH Aachen University and Kiron Open Higher Education. The partners explored possible combinations of the openness of MOOC-based learning with quality assurance and examination approaches that abide to standards of the European Higher Education Area.
Regarding quality assurance measures, Kiron has repurposed and adapted tools developed through the Bologna Process in order to explore new pathways to the recognition of prior learning. A core element are MOOC booklets (MOOklets) that connect and display all quality information needed for recognition in a comparable, standardized way.
As the university partners identified the existing exams within MOOC’s to be the most critical part in order to award legitimate credit points, the partners followed two different approaches: Module-based competence assessment (on- and offline) and MOOC-based examinations (offline). Lübeck University of Applied Sciences tested a procedure to verify learning outcomes by written and oral examinations whilst RWTH Aachen University targeted a more traditional examination approach with written and e-exams that can be taken simultaneously at different offline locations. In the follow-up project INTEGRAL+, the partners will focus on establishing a German examination network for e-assessment of MOOC-based learning.
Both efforts in the field of a firm examinations and the endorsement of recognition processes of all existing and future university partners within the Kiron network can lead to simplified admission process and can be key enablers of a successful integration via education.
|Make MOOCs Count for Higher Education. Session auf der OEB Global 2018 "Shaping the Future of Learning", Berlin, 07.12.2018.:|
|Make MOOCs count for higher education: Approaches to awarding ECTS Credits for learning in open online courses. Beitrag auf der Open Education Global Conference (OER Global), Delft, 24.04.2018.:|