FIRE

Mooc

Mooc

One of the major deliverables of the FIRE (Football Including REfugees) project is an innovative online training tool for grassroots football volunteers  who wish to engage with local groups of refugees and migrants. This self-study tool will take the form of a “MOOC” (= Massive Open Online Course).

WHAT IS A MOOC?
A MOOC is basically a multimedia course offered entirely online and easily accessible to any interested person who wishes to acquire knowledge and skills in a specific field. A MOOC is usually composed of a variety of video sections, diverse complementary documents and learning activities, and regular self-evaluation quizzes. It also has a user forum and a community interaction platform that encourage networking and collaboration among participants, wherever they may be located.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE A MOOC?
Participants can study at their own pace. Most often a MOOC is scheduled over a period of four or five weeks, which is also the plan for the FIRE MOOC.

WHEN WILL THE FIRE PROJECT’S MOOC BE AVAILABLE ?
The FIRE project’s MOOC is currently being developed by the partners, and will continue to do so throughout the project’s lifespan. It is due to be released in the autumn of 2020, so keep a close eye on this page!

WHAT TOPICS WILL BE COVERED BY THE FIRE PROJECT'S MOOC ?

The FIRE MOOC is developed step by step by the project partners. It is based on the inventory of already existing practices and instruments, that is available here, and on an assessment of volunteers’ most pressing needs. It addresses questions that are often asked by volunteers: how to reach out to refugee and migrant communities, how to overcome the most important barriers in realising projects, how to organise activities that go beyond footba training sessions, and how to search for additional resources, etc.

Input for the MOOC will be produced by the project itself, thanks to its different activities and events in several European countries, by involving both volunteers and experts.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE A MOOC?

Participants can study at their own pace. Most often a MOOC is scheduled over a period of four or five weeks, which is also the plan for the FIRE MOOC.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO TAKE THE MOOC PRODUCED BY THE FIRE PROJECT?
The MOOC produced by the FIRE project will be completely free of charge.