Mapping and analysis of MOOCs and free digital learning for inclusion of migrants and refugees

Title Mapping and analysis of MOOCs and free digital learning for inclusion of migrants and refugees
Partner(s) The Human Capital and Employment Unit of the JRC in Seville, CARDET– Centre for the Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology
Source of funding The European Commission, the Directorate General Joint Research Centre
Summary Mapping and analysis of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and free digital learning for inclusion of migrants and refugees (MOOCs4inclusion) is a study, which aims at assessing the adequacy of MOOCs and Free Digital Learning (FDL) for inclusion of migrants and refugees. The study MOOCs4inclusion was tendered by the JRC-Seville (JRC-IPTS) as part of its efforts to produce targeted socio-economic research on ‘ICT for learning, skills and opening up education’ and ultimately to inform EU policy in this domain. The primary objective of this study is to investigate the question:

Are MOOCs and other free digital learning offers (including free mobile learning) effective and efficient ways for developing the skills needed by migrants and refugees for inclusion, integration, re- engagement in formal or non-formal education (e.g. via recognition of learning outcomes), employability and civic participation?

The research conducted for MOOCs4Inclusion has also identified a number of additional resources relevant to free migrant and refugee digital education. They have not been included in the Catalogue, which is freely available.  The online Catalogue of initiatives aggregates different types of FDL for migrants and refugees.

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