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February 2014

Patrick Philipp, Head – IRU Academy

This is the International Road Transport Union 2 .

Evolution of IRU Membership 2014: 170 Members in 75 countries 1948: eight founder countries !and CRIPA: 27 Members + FESARTA in 38 countries 3 .

IRU Secretariat General 1948 – IRU founded in Geneva 1973 – IRU Permanent Delegation to the European Union in Brussels 1998 – IRU Permanent Delegation to Eurasia in Moscow 2005 – IRU Permanent Delegation to the Middle East and Region in Istanbul 2012 – IRU Secretariat for Africa in Geneva 2013 – IRU Permanent Delegation to the United Nations in New-York 4 .

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Why a T&L MOOCs 6 .

and improving accessibility. health care. By reducing time and costs. education. road transport enables economic activities.T&L Sector state of play •! Transport is a key factor contributing to economic development and poverty reduction. and social development to be undertaken more effectively and efficiently •! BUT The transport and logistics sector suffers from a systemic shortage of skilled professionals at all levels 7 .

T&L Sector skills shortage •! New technology and constantly changing legislation Increased requirements towards safety and security and overall quality of transport operations Image of the sector Continuous growth in global trade of goods is expected to rise threefold by 2030 8 •! •! •! .

Why an “Academic-Industry” T&L MOOC? Needs expressed by universities •! •! No existing programme has been tailored to suit the needs of the road transport and logistics industry Several key regions/continents are generally prevented to access high quality learning offers •! 9 .

MOOCs’ Benefits and issues 10 .

MOOC platform) No existing revenue/breakaven plan Risk of MOOC discredit .SWOT Strengths Strong franchise Future of education? Low/no cost for the “trainees” Large audience No borders Message is carried without filtering Flexible Adaptable Weaknesses No established programme per se No formal certification – no recognition Absence of prerequisites Languages Large bandwidth requirements Good web literacy prerequisites Relatively difficult to produce for non MOOC experts -> Dev.g. costs High MOOC student dropout Opportunities Top Universities go on-line 1st in place – reputation Potential of new audiences New dissemination channels Spreads messages to large audience without distortion 11 Threats Dependencies (e.T&L MOOC .

. •! Rolling-out the MOOC through MOOC delivery platforms. •! Establishing an examination mechanism for students who complete the MOOC and wish to obtain formal certification. •! Promoting the MOOC through respective communication channels and networks. •! Implementing the MOOC through respective delivery channels. suited to be delivered as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).T&L MOOC . •! Designing training courses. •! Defining and agreeing on the financing/revenue plan.“Ingredients” of a successful Industry-Academic partnership •! Defining a joint programme syllabus on the organisation of transport and logistics. 12 . •! Investigating opportunities of co-funding. •! Developing a certification scheme for students who successfully undertake the examination after MOOC completion. established on the basis of the syllabus •! Setting up MOOCs at high qualitative and interactive standards thus contributing to ensure an engaging learning experience thus improve the completion rate by enrolled students.

T&L MOOC – Let the revolution begin 13 .