Get Ready Education: A MOOC to Improve the Transition from 2nd to 3rd Level Education
Project Lead: Institute of Technology Sligo
Project Partners: University of Limerick, NUI Galway, GMIT, Limerick IT, Mary Immaculate College, Letterkenny IT
The Get Ready Education – A Learning Journey project centred on the development of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) designed to address the needs of students making the transition from post-primary education to higher education. The MOOC combines online content with optional teacher-led classroom activities, online forums and quizzes. It provided a bridge between post-primary and higher education for students and involved collaboration between career guidance staff, schools, and higher education institutions. Participants in the MOOC are awarded a digital badge upon completion. Resources from the MOOC have now been embedded in related modules of partner institutions.