Comparing institutional MOOC strategies (2016)
Survey will close on 20 February 2017 | First results available May 2017
This survey focuses on strategies of higher education institutions (HEIs) regarding MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses | ).

The main purpose is to address the possible differences and similarities between HEIs in different regions in their goals and the strategic choices to be or not to be involved in MOOCs. For this reason some questions are identical to the U.S. surveys by Allen and Seaman conducted last years (see e.g., their report of 2014

The survey is largely a repetition of the survey of the last two years. The initial aim of the survey in 2014 was to determine the strategies of HEI on MOOCs and their reasons (not) to be involved and to compare the strategy of European HEIs with US. In 2015, the survey was repeated again but extended to start a comparable study between countries in Europe (next to comparison to US) and to determine the reasons and subjects on cross-institutional collaboration. These two studies led to the identification of a distinct European response on MOOCs. It not only demonstrated a much higher level of involvement (compared to US) but also that these differences are related to the social dimension of the European educational system along with a multi-stakeholder involvement.

To this end the 2014-2015 survey is repeated again in 2016. Next to determine possible changes over the years, the present survey in addition focusses on getting more details about possible collaboration models and characteristics of the social dimension of MOOC involvement of European HEIs.

The reports of the 2014 and 2015 surveys are available on the HOME website ( that initially supported the development of this survey. This survey is now continued as part of the MOONLITE project, co-funded by the European Commission, DG EAC, under the Erasmus+ Programme in close cooperation with other projects like SCORE2020 and BizMOOC.

You are encouraged to complete the questions even if your institution decided not to offer MOOCs (yet). Please complete this survey only if you are familiar with the reasons why your institution is or isn’t involved in MOOCs.

This questionnaire has 11 sections and will take about 15-20 minutes to complete.

On request the closing date is extended to 20 February (was 9 January 2017).

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