Join the miniMOOC “Autonomy-Driven Learning”

Join the miniMOOC “Autonomy-Driven Learning”

OpenVM mini-MOOCs provide learners with an opportunity to develop skills for successful participation in virtual mobility. The OpenVM project defined eight main competence clusters for virtual mobility, each including a number of skills and subskills. Autonomy driven learning is one of the eight skill clusters and one of the eight mini-MOOCs offered on the OpenVM Learning Hub. You can sign in to see all OpenVM mini-MOOCs here

The mini-MOOC “Autonomy-Driven Learning” is specifically designed for students and teachers interested in improving their Autonomy-Driven Learning. The MOOC is structured in three levels: foundation, intermediate and advanced. As a teacher you may recommend this mini-MOOC to your students for self-study at foundation level, integrate this mini-MOOC in your curriculum at all three levels, and also find useful resources for your own educational practices.

The mini-MOOC “Autonomy-Driven Learning” offers learners nine Open Educational Resources (OERs), such as videos, e-books and blogs, as well as self-assessments, including quizzes, and an e-portfolio with peer-assessment.

The specific topics covered in this MOOC include:

  • knowing what it means to be an autonomous learner;
  • why autonomy is important for Open Virtual Mobility;
  • time-management for your studies;
  • implementing some basic tips for more effective study;
  • understanding of your own level of autonomy and self-directedness as a learner;
  • discovering the main elements of self-directed learning in the context of online learning;
  • being able to draw up and apply your own action for autonomous learning;
  • knowing heutagogy and how it sits with/within other learning theories;
  • deepening your knowledge about autonomous learning, in particular how it is applied in organisations;
  • developing your understanding of the role of learner autonomy in connectivist learning.

Upon successful completion of the mini-MOOC “Autonomy-Driven Learning”, learners can obtain OpenVM Badges (digital micro-credentials), which recognise Autonomy-Driven Learning at one of the three levels. The three OpenVM Badges in the “Autonomy-Driven Learning” mini-MOOC are:

  1. Autonomy-Driven Learning – Foundation Level
  2. Autonomy-Driven Learning – Intermediate Level
  3. Autonomy-Driven Learning – Advanced Level


Everyone can participate anytime in the foundation level. Since the foundation level is self-paced, learners can obtain an OpenVM Badge at any time by completing all the activities at this level course. OERs and quizzes at intermediate and advanced levels are also always available. However, in order to obtain OpenVM Badges at intermediate and advanced levels, a group of learners is needed to complete group-based activities. Therefore, we recommend integrating the intermediate and advanced levels into teaching activities, e. g. university courses, seminars, vocational training and so on.

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