The University of Burgundy (uB) is a multidisciplinary higher education institution, which fulfils a dual mission of education and research in all scientific fields, including social sciences, humanities, physical sciences and life sciences. Located in Burgundy, between Paris and Lyon, uB has its main campus in Dijon, and several others spread across Burgundy. It counts 10 faculties, 4 engineering schools, 3 institutes of technology offering undergraduate courses, and 2 professional institutes providing post-graduate programmes. Every year, uB enrolls 27,000 students, among whom 3,000 are international students. Fully involved in the Bologna process, uB offers 70 Bachelor programmes, 95 Masters programmes, 16 undergraduate technological programmes, 4 postgraduate engineering programmes, as well as PhD programmes in every field. Among the priorities which underpin the University of Burgundy’s international strategy are the development of courses taught in English, the setting up of joint diplomas with other European universities and linguistic and cultural preparation for lifelong student mobility.
Role in EMMA
As a university which actively contributes to national OER portals (in particular www.uoh.fr), uB will build on the lessons learnt in the first round of EMMA MOOCs to design and implement at least one MOOC in the second phase, and in particular to ensure learner-centred socio-constructivist and connectivist approaches are given due consideration.
The project will mobilise staff from the AIDE-num unit (support unit for Innovation and Development in Digital Teaching and Learning), part of the Centre for Information Systems and Digital Practices.
The unit will work closely with selected teaching departments from Université de Bourgogne and will feed into the project findings and experiences from other national initiatives in France. uB will also participate in evaluation activities within the project, promote the project within the institution and within national and international networks, seeking synergies with related initiatives.
- Deborah Arnold
- Jean-Michel Dorlet
- William Perez
- Team members from the teaching department(s) to be confirmed shortly