DESTINY – Developing Employability Skills Through Innovative education using MOOCs for Youth

Project Leader

Business Unit

  • Digital

Services

Year

  • 2014

Background

The DESTINY project, Developing Employability Skills through Innovative Education using MOOCs for Youth, coordinated by the Staffordshire University from the United Kingdom, has been funded by the European Programme Erasmus+, Key Action 2 (KA2), Strategic Partnerships Project with the reference number: 2014-1-UK01-KA203-001625.

Description

This project intends to enhance the perspectives of young and adult employees wishing to update their skills and get a better job by means of using MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), with special emphasis on local labor market needs that have been identified by local employers themselves.

The project will implement and test a methodology for the sake of supporting MOOC students in such a way that the abandonment rates will be reduced and the eventual completion of these studies will have a positive impact on the updating of their skills and the subsequent enhancement of their working conditions.

The partnership is composed by universities and companies from 4 different European counties. These are: Staffordshire University (UK), Bitjam Limited (UK), University of La Laguna (Spain), EVM Project Management (Spain), Technological Educational Institute of Crete (Greece), Sentiment Analysis (Greece), Maribor Faculty of Social and Entrepreneurial Sciences (Slovenia) and KADIS (Slovenia).

Outcomes

  • Designing and developing the proposal
  • Forming up the partnership and the budget
  • Designing a learning methodology
  • Submitting the proposal
  • Raising funds
  • Researching on local labor market needs
  • Developing MOOC tools
  • Establishing, testing, and improving a methodology for High Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Supporting the use of MOOCs to boost up users’ employability
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