The value of developing and using MOOCs for refugees and migrants in the European context
This course is about the application of MOOCs for displaced people (refugees and migrants) with a view to their social inclusion, employment, and accessing higher education. The contents of this MOOC have theoretical, pedagogical and practical dimensions, and present case studies of different MOOC application scenarios, in four different countries (Germany, Spain, Sweden, and the UK).
It deals with the different aspects of this process so that anyone working with refugees and migrants, or considering doing so, can understand the benefits and difficulties of using MOOCs with them, and obtain the knowledge and best practices that are effective.
To help all interested parties gain a better understanding of the problems that refugees have and how MOOCs can be used to help them.
To familiarize MOOC providers with the concept of refugees, migrants and support groups (associations, foundations and NGOs).
To help support groups gain awareness of open education, especially that related to the development of linguistic skills and entrepreneurial skills.
To provide a better understanding of how MOOCs are developed/executed and their underlying business model.
To create a dialogue between MOOC providers and support groups around how to exploit open education for higher education institutions, refugees, and migrants.
Module 0: Presentation of the course, its educational context, and the MOONLITE Project.
Module 1: Introduction. Contextualization of the panorama of open and online education for displaced people related to language learning and employability.
Module 2: Case studies part 1. Analysis of the application of MOOCs for displaced people and students in two of the higher education institutions.
Module 3: Case studies part 2. Analysis of the application of MOOCs for displaced persons in two more of the higher education institutions.
Module 4: The development and application of a cost-benefit analysis tool to the triple-bottom line of MOOC applications: economic profitability, social responsibility and environmental sustainability.
Module 5: Synthesis of the best practices of the application of inclusive MOOCs.