The capacity building action of APPRAIS includes, after the cycle of in-presence training, a Massive Open Online course. The APPRAIS MOOC is part of the process of empowering Kurdish universities to implement the Bologna Process and set the basis for the definition of their own institutional strategic plans.
The course is composed of six modules, which explore different aspects related to governance, the design of the study programs (learning outcomes, student workload, and the European Credit Transfer System), recognition of credits, learning mobility, and internal and external quality assurance. All the European partners, under the overall guidance of the WP4 coordinator, University of Murcia, and the co-leader, University of Zakho, contributed to the MOOC by sharing their own experience, good practices, and knowledge, providing an overall view about the principles of the Bologna Process as it was implemented in their HEIs.
The MOOC is designed for the academic and administrative staff of the Kurdish universities partners in the project, specifically those involved in the governance and implementation of the Bologna Process. After the piloting phase involving the Kurdish partner universities and Ministerial staff, the course will be openly accessible to learners in different formats and platforms, also potentially inolving non-partner universities from the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
The MOOC enhances and multiplies the training effect of the project, it will be used as a teaching tool for the local trainings of academic and administrative staff at Kurdish Partner universities, and it is a training resource for other staff members at Kurdish HEIs not part of the Consortium.
The MOOC was delivered in subsequent steps. For details on the course delivery please read here. Each module has been designed with a blended methodology, with synchronous sessions and resources for self-learning. More than 90 participants were trained during the course delivery.
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