Using Moocs to Train the Next Generation of Web Entrepreneurs: Challenges and Opportunities

Eulalia Canals
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain

Yishay Mor
P.A.U. Education, United Kingdom


Over the last few years there has been a growing concern regarding the lack of qualified workers to fill out the increasing number of job vacancies, particularly in the ITC sector worldwide. Against the backdrop of rampant youth unemployment in Europe, the demand for ICT skilled employees is on the raise whilst the number of graduates with computer degrees continues to experience a falling trend. As a response to this situation and the negative impact that it can have on Europe’s economic growth in a recovering economy, the European Commission has put forward several initiatives that can help reversing this tendency.

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