KA220-HED- Cooperation partnerships in higher education.
(2021/C 103/11) 

Project Name:

LEARN & EXCHANGE: Upskilling the Information Professionals of the Future: Novel Digital Transformation MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)

Duration of Project:
32 months

Project Start and End Dates:
22.11.2021 / 22.07.2024

Project Budget:
€ 239,927

Applicant Institution / Coordinator and Applicant:
Ankara University – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nevzat ÖZEL

Project Application Number and Date:
KA220-HED-D040CA07 – 21.05.2021

Objectives: What do we want to achieve by implementing the project?

  • to plan, develop, deliver, validate and start using in the educational practice a novel set of MOOCs in the domain of digital transformation with a focus on the needs of information skills
  • to synthesize the guiding principles for designing MOOCs which support action learning;
  • to develop an innovative and scalable online learning platform;
  • to design MOOCs on digital skills and capabilities offering a coherent set of courses in the domain of digital transformation, including an introductory course on digital transformation and information sectors, and courses on data management and visualization; digital literacy; information organization and access, and user experience design;
  • to create and share standardized international online courses to provide exchange opportunities in virtual learning environments; the courses will be developed in seven languages – English, Turkish, French, Italian, Bulgarian, Estonian, and Hungarian;
  • to ensure personalized learning experiences with suitable tools with an emphasis on action learning; – to ensure intelligent, learner-centric analytics to help instructors understand how learners engage with course materials;
  • to implement a mechanism for verifying learning outcomes and generate secure certificates issued after identity verification;
  • to create assessments using templates with features such as hinting, problem banks, automatic question generation, open-ended assessments, and code testers;
  • to provide learners with pathways to improving their digital skills and capabilities; – to encourage engagement by the use of a range of technological tools;
  • to disseminate the outputs and the outcomes of the project;
  • to connect with networks that would help to scale up the use of the new MOOCs;
  • to create a community of practice taking this partnership to higher level ensuring sustainability;
  • to enhance the possibilities of virtual and blended Erasmus mobilities;
  • to contribute to establishing a European Education Area as well as strengthen the link between education and research, to foster the critical thinking skills of learners who are information professionals of the future.