- a brand new multilingual MOOC Platform for Europe: 12 leading universities and companies in 8 European countries announced the launch today of the new EMMA project which will provide access to MOOCs in different languages and supported by automatic transcription.
first EMMA MOOCs will go live in September 2014 and are provided by
universities in Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the UK on subjects
as diverse as Business Management, Social Innovation and Cultural Heritage,
Climate Change and Searching on the Internet.
the launch of EMMA today, the project coordinator Rosanna De Rosa said "EMMA provides an exciting opportunity for
both students and MOOC providers in Europe to benefit from a simple
user-friendly platform that provides unique multilingual access to MOOCs - we
are looking forward to rolling out this service in the coming 6 months".
will operate in two main modes: as an aggregator and hosting system of courses
produced by European universities and as a system that enables learners to
construct their own learning paths using units from MOOCs as building blocks.
Once operational, EMMA will be open for other providers who wish to make their
MOOCs available in multiple languages and across borders.
will run in 7 countries with a total of 16 MOOCs and will involve at least
is a 30 month pilot action supported by the European Union. EMMA will showcase
excellence in innovative teaching methodologies and learning approaches and
will offer free, open, online courses in multiple languages from different
European universities to help preserve Europe's rich cultural, educational and
linguistic heritage and to promote cross-cultural and multi-lingual learning.