"MCE - Modularisation of Continuing Education and professionalisation by Micro-credentials" is an EU-funded project which aspires to contribute to the further conceptualization of micro-credentials and to transformative institutional developments in interaction with national and EU policies and frameworks.
The project is thereafter focusing on institutional development in alignment with European and the national frameworks for microcredentials, and its objectives are the following:
- Further developing and operationalizing the concept of microcredentials in European universities, taking into account the learners' perspective;
- Supporting institutional development for organizing and creating the conditions for developing transformative modular education and microcredentials;
- Delivering an evidence-base for the dialogue with policy makers at national and EU level developing policies for CEPD and frameworks for microcredentials.
- UNINETTUNO - UNIVERSITA TELEMATICA INTERNAZIONALE-UNINETTUNO
- UNED - UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE EDUCACION A DISTANCIA
- UAB - UNIVERSIDADE ABERTA
- FERNUNI - FERNUNIVERSITAT IN HAGEN
- HOU - HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY
- OUNL - OPEN UNIVERSITEIT NEDERLAND
- OUC - OPEN UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
- KTU - KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
- UOC - UNIVERSITAT OBERTA DE CATALUNYA
- KU Leuven - KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
The project's Outcomes are posted on the MCE's website: https://mce.eadtu.eu/index.php/outcomes
The Open University of Cyprus, as a member of the MCE Project Consortium, has been mostly involved in WP2 “Investigating modularization and microcredentials from the learners’ perspective”. Through a focus group conducted with adult learners, OUC contributed to D2.2 Learner preferences and expectations regarding micro-credential programs, and D2.3 Recommendations by the MCE high level expert group on micro-credentials and programs qualifications and the learner perspective. Following recommendations in the “Institutional development for CEPD and micro-credentials” deliverable, OUC has recently launched its Center for Vocational and Lifelong Learning and began operation with two online training courses. Further initiatives will be undertaken for Microcredentials in the coming months.