First pan-European MOOC opens for business

April 30, 2013

Partners from 11 European countries, including the UK's Open University, have signed up to OpenupEd, which currently provides access to around 40 free courses in 12 different languages. Supported by the European Commission, the site contains a database of courses ranging from mathematics to fiction writing, which each partner institution offering its courses via its own website. The OpenupEd site has university partners in France, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, UK, Russia, Turkey and Israel. Courses are available in all of the countries’ native languages, as well as Arabic, and range from 20 to 200 hours of study. All courses may lead to recognition such as a certificate of completion or a credit certificate that may count towards a degree. Times Higher Education