O5: Creation of MOOC

We will Co-Create and develop a multilingual MOOC with Case Study schools specifically geared towards those members who have not received training and/or are not involved in the day to day operations of school life (Parents and Management bodies) and how they can become involved in blended learning strategies in schools and in their respective organisations. Each partner will also provide feedback and remedial actions for improvement of the MOOC design and functionality. All partners will be involved in co-creating storyboard content for the MOOC. UCY will design and develop the technical plugins that will be installed and functioning on the MOOC. All partners will provide feedback and input.
The MOOC and its contents will also be translated and subsequently available in each country’s native language (English, Maltese and Greek). The MOOC will be piloted in each programme country of the consortium to explore its relevance and ensure it is making the planned positive impact. Each partner will also provide feedback and remedial actions for improvement of the MOOC.

Elements of Innovation

This highly innovative output, through the usage of state-of-the-art ICT technologies, explores the newest digital possibilities to disseminate the developed materials in an interactive way with the predefined audiences. Schools will benefit from this remote access technology to build their blended learning capacity. The MOOC will also ensure high accessibility in all participating countries and will avoid long-distance travel for training events. The findings of the pilot study of the innovative MOOC will feed into the refinement of the MOOC to facilitate the distributed evaluation and planning in schools. The newly developed MOOC will be tested for the first time in different project countries.

Expected Impact

The MOOC will have a huge impact on school leaders’ and inspectors’ QA practices. The nature of the MOOC, being accessible, open access, interactive, easy to use and available in many languages will impact the different participating countries. Moreover, having the MOOC available in English, etc makes it of high potential for the other EU member education systems. The pilot study of the MOOC is expected to contribute to the technical and design refinement and delivering of the final version of the MOOC in each main language of the project partner countries.
THE MOOC will be accessed through the project website. The coordinating partner will communicate with all partners to ensure that the website wireframe ensures that all key project areas, project objectives and background, partner country information, intellectual outputs, dissemination events are presented clearly in a user-centred manner for all stakeholders and visitors, schools, government and transnational agencies and support services. All partners will test the website and provide feedback on usability and content. To ensure maximum impact and transferability potential. partners will also translate core text, headings, etc. into their native language in order to ensure that the website is accessible to stakeholding groups in each partner country and throughout Europe.