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Let this MOOC enhance your career and employability skills

Massive open online courses (MOOCS) have been making their mark for some time. Now we have a careers MOOC that looks set to revolutionise the way young people and adults develop their career and employability skills. Congratulations to David Winter and Laura Brammar of The Careers Group at the University of London for creating this free MOOC that we all can use. Over six weeks, studying for 3-6 hours per week, you’ll learn how to make effective decisions about your future career and how to take control of your professional development

The course only launched on Tuesday 27th May but already 125,270 people have registered for it while 47,805 have started and the discussion forum has logged 2,303 posts. The geographical distribution of registrants is North America: 30%, Europe: 30%, Asia: 28%, South America: 5%, Africa: 4% and Oceania: 3%. The gender distribution is approximately 45% female and 55% male. The age distribution is 13-19: 1.8%, 20-29: 43%, 30-39: 32%, 40-49: 14%, 50-59: 6%, 60-69: 1.4% and 70+: 0.1%.

David Winter comments “Beyond the stats, the forum discussions are highlighting an amazing range of career issues, and some of the personal career narratives are compelling reading.”

Find out more about the course here  

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  • Anthony

    After MOOCs comes VOOCs! The Virtual College has trademarked the term VOOC (vocational open online course) and is in the process of developing the first two free e-learning courses for young people to raise their awareness of skills, jobs and progression routes in particular sectors. City and Guilds is sponsoring the ‘Working in the Health and Social Care Sector’ VOOC and Lifetime Awarding are sponsoring an ‘Active Leisure’ VOOC. To find out more and get on the mailing list, go to Virtual College -VOOCs

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  • David marks

    virtual college were supposed to be launching these ‘voocs’ months ago? What seems to be the issue here? Career moocs seem much more advanced. As Virtual Coll have trademarked the term vooc I can only assume they are more concerned with the money side of things and not the helping side. I’ll stick with career mooc.

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