The MPP is a strategic tool in the ASAP project. It intends to realize a communication tool at the disposal of the sector’ actors, to be widened used also after the formal end of the project.

It is conceived as a social tools integrating a web communication areas with news and information about the project products with less institutional spaces focused on community of learners and experts in the specific area of the sector. Furthermore, the project intends to put at the disposal of the general public of actors in the sector training materials produced during the project life and to response in a “resilient” way to the changes enhancing a massive participation of learners.

For these reasons the ASAP will launch a MOOC platform (MOOC is a quite new acronym that defines Open Course Ware, first created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001) containing the course related to all the Curricula.

A massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community for the students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs).

In the ASAP project MOOC courses will be provided in all the six Curricula with the option of free and open registration, with a publicly-shared curriculum, and open-ended outcomes.

The Courses will be certified and will require a personal commitment (the participants will be asked to sign declaration of honour and their participation will be registered).

ASAP-MOOCs will integrate social networking, accessible online resources, and will be facilitated by leading practitioners in the field of Publishing. As in the most relevant MOOC platforms, ASAP will require the engagement of learners who self-organize their participation according to learning goals, prior knowledge and skills, and common interests. ASAP will provide interaction between students and teachers in every possible way (expert-participant and participants – experts).

The participation to the MOOC courses will be certified in the framework of ECVET and will be embed in social MOOC platform as COURSERA and Khan Foundation.

The Associated Partners will support this WP, making the first testing of the MOOC functionality.

http://www.erasmus-asap.eu/mooc/