The project is coordinated by Nuffic. ECA is a member of the Steering Group.
Over the last few years new forms of online learning, such as MOOCs and SPOCs have mushroomed and continue to do so. The PARADIGMS project (NARIC 2016-2018 call), addressed the need for guidelines on the recognition of MOOCs and SPOCs by formulating recommendations for an evaluation format to signal and evaluate individual competences of applicants gained through alternative forms of learning. However, PARADIGMS also showed that credential evaluators need more transparency and information on online study programmes, to allow for sound decision making.
The objectives of e-VALUATE are therefore to:
Although the outcomes of e-VALUATE will be of broad use for the academic recognition of MOOCs and SPOCs, special focus will be on improving refugees’ access to higher education.
Higher education institutions (HEI), ENIC-NARIC centres, students, online education providers, policy makers, refugee organiations.
The consortium consists of the following partners:
The project fits in Nuffic’s focus to work on projects to streamline the recognition process.