The SoCaTel project aims at creating a multi-stakeholder ICT platform which facilitates the co-creation of better and more accessible Long-Term Care (LTC) social services. To ensure long-term impact of SoCaTel’s outcomes, it is crucial that the young generation of social workers is educated about co-creation practices and their benefits. As such, under the leadership of FONTYS, a SoCaTel Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is prepared in multiple languages and shared via the European MOOC repository so as to promote the incorporation of co-creation content in social work studies. This platform is part of the Opening up Education initiative to provide a single gateway to European OER (open education resources). The first adopters will be the universities participating in the project: URV, FONTYS, UTA, GFC and TCD. These 5 higher education institutes are planning to use the MOOC’s content and teaching resources in undergraduate and graduate courses.
The MOOC is a form of open education. The European Commission’s defined open education as:
“a way of carrying out education, often using digital technologies. Its aim is to widen access and participation to everyone by removing barriers and making learning accessible, abundant, and customisable for all. It offers multiple ways of teaching and learning, building and sharing knowledge. It also provides a variety of access routes to formal and non-formal education, and connects” (Opening up Education: A Support Framework for Higher Education Institutions, 2016).
1. Why do we need change? (URV)
2. Co-creation explained (Fontys)
3. Co-creation methodology in social care (URV)
4. Using the Socatel platform (Ozwillo)
5. Exam 1
6. The impact of co-creation methods on LTC services (TAU)
7. Ethical risks and opportunities in co-creation involving vulnerable populations (GFC)
8. Co-creation approaches adapted to different LTC models in Europe (TCD)
9. Exam 2
In the process of a continuous improvement and sustainability of the MOOC reaction can be addressed to: