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First European Multilingual MOOCs Go Live

Naples (I), October 2014 - Now learners all over the world can sign up to take part in free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in a range of different subjects from Blended Learning to Business Organization, from Searching on the Internet to Climate Change. These MOOCs, lasting between six and eight weeks, are all offered by the new European Multiple MOOC Aggregator, called EMMA for short, which brings together leading university partners providing online, easy-to-access learning opportunities that are open to all learners.

EMMA is a thirty-month pilot action supported by the European Union. EMMA will showcase excellence in innovative teaching methodologies and learning approaches and will offer free, open, online courses in multiple languages from different European universities

Twelve leading universities and companies in eight European countries have recently announced the launch of the new EMMA project, which will provide access to MOOCs in different languages and supported by automatic transcription.

Announcing the launch of EMMA, the project coordinator, Rosanna De Rosa, said, "EMMA provides an exciting opportunity for both students and MOOC providers in Europe to benefit from a simple user-friendly platform that provides unique multilingual access to MOOCs".