MOOC Design

The aim is to implement a MOOC to apply a digital methodological framework and its innovative approach in the tourism and hospitality sector , activating innovative teaching and learning tools to support career construction.

The MOOC will include theoretical lectures based on FUTOUR curriculum content. The course will offer online materials, such as podcasts, videos, and webinars. The MOOC will incorporate collaborative construction functionalities of a shared corpus instead of transmitting a corpus "state of the art" through classic MOOC designs. The cooperation will be supervised to avoid chaotic learning pathways. The result will be designed in a way to allow participants to drive the course and to contribute to it in a loosely controlled environment by facilitators. This way, basic educational goals can be set and reached, and at the same time, the subject offered is provided flexibly. 

The MOOC Learning contents will consist of: 
  • a set of Training Modules based on Futour curriculum will sequence modules and define, for each of them, the following elements:-
  • Learning objectives: description of general and specific goals, as well as associated competences
  • Learning activities: sequential description of the activities, definition of learning achievements
  • Pedagogical approach: definition of the learning theories related to the activities
  • Learning contents: definition of contents and associated materials and resources
  • Organizational aspects: hours covered, associated credits (by applying Ecvet principles -where feasible - , and resources needed)
The MOOC will be developed and also offered through the Matchmaking Platform  which will serve as a learning space hosting the learning activities of the MOOC online modules and other OERs, and as a collaboration space offering a wide range of social networking tools to facilitate communication (either synchronous or asynchronous) collaboration (i.e., forum, wiki,blog, chat, online videoconferencing). Furthermore, users (teachers and students) will upload their resources (user-generated content).

The use of online technology is fundamental in reaching more people and making it available as a freely accessible learning and assessment tool. Moreover, the MOOC can ease the learning in this domain, especially for those students enrolled in continuous training and/or those who are in the process of upskilling themselves.