How MOOCs Are Being Used In Europe [Infographic]


The interesting infographic above takes a look at how Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are starting to bridge what is usually a gap between higher education and more practical education. 

MOOCs, Skills, and Jobs

  • By 2020, there will be around 900,000 tech jobs in the EU
  • Employers are looking for workers with web and app design skills, domain-specific skills, programming languages, and Android and iOS
  • Student demand is highest for courses in web design, HTML5, Android, Java Script, and CSS
  • Current professionals consider MOOCs to be the best places to learn these skills
  • Students want certification for the skills they acquire – this is often a challenge for MOOCs (with assessment logistics, etc)
  • Some of the specific skills that employers are looking for might not quite have a ‘massive’ audience (though I’d add in ‘yet’)
  • Many institutions cite the high cost as a barrier to offering MOOCs



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