BizMOOC Project

ByGiuliano Alviani

BizMOOC Project


The MOOC BOOK was developed under the umbrella of the EU-funded project “BizMOOC – Knowledge Alliance to enable a European-wide exploitation of the potential of MOOCs for the world of business” (Erasmus+ / Key Action 2 / Knowledge Alliance; 562286-EPP-1-2015-1-AT-EPPKA2-KA).

This European-wide Knowledge Alliance was carried out between 2016 and 2018. The project tackled the European challenge of enabling businesses, labour force and universities to increase their activities and exploitation of the MOOC potential. It focusd on work force & HEI-training and the acquisition of labour market key competences through applying new methodologies for online teaching & learning. This was achieved by creating common standards & frameworks on MOOCs by integrating the experiences from Higher Education and the business world.

The consortium consisted of 11 full partners and 3 associate partners out of 11 countries deriving from HEIs & Industry (large companies & SMEs), NGOs, networks, cluster. Jointly they establised a common body of knowledge on MOOCs, identified needs, gaps & reasons for businesses, labour force and HEIs to boost their MOOC activities which resulted in guidelines, recommendations & good practice published in an interactive, open access resource (the MOOC BOOK). Based on this, 3 Pilot MOOCs focusing on LLL and business key competences “Learning to learn (through MOOCs)”, “sense of initiative (entrepreneurship & intrapreneurship)” and “innovation, creativity & problem-solving” were developed to test different approaches to career-orientated learning. The findings were published in October 2018 and have been incorporated into an updated version of the MOOC BOOK.

BizMOOC and the corresponding MOOC BOOK benefits a community consisting of businesses, HEIs, teachers, learners & policy-makers – the core results MOOC BOOK and the Pilot MOOCs stay available after project end.

Partner institutions: FH JOANNEUM Graz (AT), Open University (UK), University de Alicante (ES), Burgas Free University (BG), University of Economics Krakow (PL), AVL List GmbH (AT), Hasso-Plattner-Institute (DE), DIDA (IT), Košice IT Valley (SK), The National Unions of Students in Europe (BE), EADTU (NL)

Coordinator & Contact:
FH JOANNEUM Graz, University of Applied Sciences, Graz
Mag. Christian Friedl, M.Sc.
Institute of International Management
Eggenberger Allee 11, 8020, Graz, Austria
Tel. +43 316 5453 6818; Email: