1. Alignment with the EMMA principles

The following are the core principles for the EMMA project: focus on European member states, multicultural, open practices, accessible and ethically sound.
Additionally, EMMA looks for the following:

  1. the course is provided by a serious, not for commercial, ethical, cultural institution;
  2. the course is provided by an outstanding, expert, distinguished teacher affiliated to a discipline in some way;
  3. the material can be adapted to the platform in a way that the course results complete, nice, appealing;
  4. the material do not infringe any copyright law: the teacher is able to provide tutoring/engagement activities with independence;
  5. the teacher is willing to give feedback and collaborate on the Emma activities (survey, translation quality check etc..);
  6. finally, the teacher/institution is willing to cite the Emma project in own dissemination activities

2. The quality of the content and activities

The MOOC should be based on sound pedagogical principles, including: clear learning outcomes/objectives, a clear learning pathway, an indication of activity timings, effective use of text, audio and video, and clear assessment elements (if included). Further guidance on creating good quality content and activities can be found in EMMA’s good practice guide in the design of MOOCs.

3. Expertise of the MOOC provider

The MOOC provider should

  1. be able to attest to the knowledge and expertise in the chosen topic,
  2. be affiliated in an academic discipline (ERC classification) and/or
  3. be a distinguished expert or authority in the topic/discipline.

4. The MOOC should be delivered in one of the currently available EMMA supported languages

EMMA currently supports languages in: English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, French, Estonian and Portuguese. Other European languages may be included in the future. [Other languages can be added on request and be subject to different conditions.]

5. Resources

The MOOC provider should provide evidence that they have sufficient human resources to design and deliver the MOOC. It addition they should be prepared to adhere to the EMMA approach, and work within the constraints in terms of timescales, for example time to complete transcription and translation. They should show willingness and flexibility to adapt their MOOC to fit the EMMA platform if necessary.

6. Disclaimer

EMMA will not be responsible for:

  • Content that defames, harasses, or threatens others.
  • Content that exploits, harms, or attempts to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise.
  • Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit such activities, or encourages others to commit such activities.
  • Content that infringes or misappropriates another’s intellectual property rights, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, patents, or trade secrets.
  • Content under contractual confidentiality obligations or fiduciary duties.
  • Material that contains obscene (i.e., pornographic) language or images.
  • Advertising, promotional materials, or any form of commercial solicitation.
  • Content that is otherwise unlawful or that violates any applicable local, state, national or international law.

EMMA reserves the right to remove Prohibited Content of which it becomes aware.

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