Join the miniMOOC "Networked Learning"

Join the miniMOOC "Networked 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. Networked 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 “Networked Learning” is specifically designed for students and teachers interested in improving their Networked 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 “Networked 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:

  1. being engaged in digital networking;
  2. using networks (being “networking savvy”) for learning;
  3. working and cooperating in an international setting with the use of ICT and social platforms;
  4. dealing with complexity in networked learning;
  5. crossing the boundaries in learning;
  6. dealing with complex situations and ambiguity.

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

  1. Networked Learning – Foundation Level
  2. Networked Learning – Intermediate Level
  3. Networked 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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