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Mu.SA Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
Museum Sector Alliance

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Introduction to the course:

The Mu.SA Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) aims, especially, to support museum professionals in improving their digital competences, so as to become more productive in the new digital era, efficient in collaborating with other professionals and organizations inside and outside of their sector, and successful in managing emerging challenges. The course is delivered in 8 weeks and is organized in modules that will allow you to develop a complete set of digital and transferable competences. It is a flexible, self – paced course that requires your engagement for at most 10 hours per week. Online tutors will monitor, assist and facilitate the learners’ training procedure. Once you enroll, you will have guided access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (when applicable). You will have the opportunity to actively participate by sharing your ideas and questions in the discussion forum. Upon completion you will be given the opportunity to earn a certificate.

Who is this course for:

The MOOC is especially designed for the museum community, including professionals and all aspiring to be professionals, like students, volunteers or unemployed, who want to pursue their future career in the museum sector. Nevertheless, everyone who has an interest for the cultural sector is most welcome.

What will you achieve?

By the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Develop and use the necessary digital and transferable competences,to act as knowledgeable professional in the museum sector;
  2. Manage data, information and digital content;
  3. Collaborate through digital technologies;
  4. Develop a digital strategy and management plan for a museum;
  5. Be competent in ICT tools and means for applying in the museum objects;
  6. Upskill the ICT background required for the sector;
  7. Use web 2.0 tools in the museum;
  1. Be efficient in time management, communication, team working, leadership and creative thinking;
  2. Identify needs and technological responses;
  3. Develop digital content;
  4. Be aware of emerging job role profile descriptions;
  5. Empower the development of 21st century skills;
  6. Actively participate in an online learning community;
  7. Be competent as a museum professional with strong ICT skills at European level.

Structure of the course:

Level -
Commitment 8 weeks, 10 hours/week
Language English text and videos with subtitles in Greek, Italian and Portuguese.
How to earn the MuSA Certificate Complete the online course and succeed in at least 80% of graded activities
Cost Free of charge


This course was developed by:

Hellenic Open University, Greece

DAISSy Research Group

Melting Pro Learning (MeP), Italy

ICOM, Portugal

Link Campus University, Italy

Symbola – Foundation for Italian Qualities, Italy

University of Porto (U.PORTO), Portugal

Institute of Vocational Training AKMI (AKMI), Greece

Istituto Beni Culturali, Italy

ICOM, Greece

Culture Action Europe (CAE), Belgium

Mapa das Ideias (MAPAS), Portugal

in the framework of the European Erasmus Plus project

"Mu.SA: Museum Sector Alliance"

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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