EWC’s first Massive Open Online Course

More than 13.000 people have registered for EWC’s first Massive Open Online Course “Starting towards a successful school” since it opened in Ukraine January 20.

“We are observing a good growth and a steady development of the “Starting towards a successful school” course, which is gradually reaching its targets”, says Viktoriya Prymachenko, EWC’s partner in Ukraine, co-founder of the Platform of Mass Open Online Courses Prometheus.

  • 13 211 learners have registered for the course
  • 2379 (18%) have been rewarded certificates of completion

“We are thrilled about how the course has been received and there has been a great number of positive feedback. Learners are grateful for an interesting, relevant and practice-oriented course, most of them promise to recommend the course to their colleagues,” stresses EWC Senior Advisor Iryna Sabor. The online course is officially accredited and leads to a certificate (one ECTS) upon completion.

“Starting towards a successful school” is the first intro course which will be followed by three more MOOCs: “Secrets of the successful principal”, “Everyday solutions for teaching” and “School and community for students”. All 4 MOOCs constitute a series of courses for teachers and principals “30 steps towards the New Ukrainian School: Educating a Citizen” developed by the Schools for Democracy team together with Prometheus.

“My daughter will start at school this year. I find it interesting to understand what modern school is offering to children and how can I contribute in making our school a better place”, Oksana Madei, course alumni, said.

“This course allowed me to really enjoy my own recharging process. At the same time, it also provided an opportunity to plan real changes in professional development and changes in my environment. I will review my cooperation with all stakeholders of the teaching and learning process. Being also an authority representative in my second job I found many useful tips too. So, definitely a useful experience for me, moreover, I have already recommended the course to some colleagues. Thank you!” , Zoya Harkusha, course alumni, said.