Webinar: Using MOOCs for entrepreneurship & social inclusion

30.5.2017. Building skills among HE students and supporting refugees.


When: Tuesday 30 May 2017, 15:15 - 16.15 CEST

Watch a recording of the webinar here

The offer of Massive Open Online courses is ever growing and gives more and more learners access to knowledge. Four years after the big hype about MOOCs there is no end in sight for universities and edtech companies (in collaboration with university teachers) to design and launch those courses openly to everyone. This webinar focused on a next step within the field of open education:

  • How can those courses become a more strategic tool for the teaching and learning in higher education, i.e. offering more individual learning pathways and granting students credits for achieved learning via MOOCs?
  • How can those courses serve those potentially left behind, specifically refugees which struggle to enter formal education (and labor markets)?

The MOONLITE project consortium has set out to find institutional ways at our four partner universities (ESCP Europe Berlin campus, University of Wolverhampton, and UNED the largest distance university in Spain) to make use existing MOOCs for our own students and/or refugees. In order to shape and inform our own interventions, we invited two speakers with pioneer experience in this field for a webinar. In the “spirit of open” all other interested individuals are welcome to join this online event along with our university staff.


  • Blaženka Divjak (University of Zagreb, Head of Department of Quantitative Methods) “Student credits for MOOCs participation - A blended approach for traditional classrooms”
  • Ronny Röwert (Kiron University, Responsible for Academic Partnerships) - A blended-learning higher education model for refugees.
  • Rene Mauer (ESCP Europe, Chair for entrepreneurship and innovation) - Teaching entrepreneurship and innovation to students from higher educational institutions.


Anne-Christin Tannhäuser (ESCP Europe) and co-author of the 2016 IPTS study “Validation of Non-Formal MOOC-Based Learning"




Blaženka Divjak

(University of Zagreb)

Ronny Röwert

(Kiron University)

[Rene Mauer]

Anne-Christin Tannhäuser

(ESCP Europe)

This webinar is organised by the Erasmus+ project MOONLITE in collaboration with NVL Distans (Nordic Network for Adult Education).