And the show goes on – cope15 will start on 14th April 2015

We – the team of cope14 – are very happy to announce that cope15 will start in Spring of 2015. Our concept for cope14 worked rather well, for cope15 we are improving the contents and tasks and we will add new videos.

The MOOC targets learners from different areas and programs – students of our university of applied sciences FH Joanneum, from partner universities and from everywhere else are welcome. Furthermore we invite learners worldwide who are interested in the content and / or the concept of this hybrid MOOC.

Course schedule – Competences for Global Cooperation – cope15
14. April – 29. Mai 2015
Moderators: Anastasia Sfiri & Jutta Pauschenwein

  • Week 1: Intercultural Collaboration: Introduction and warm-up Jutta Pauschenwein & Rupert Beinhauer (Facilitators) Tuesday, 14 April – Monday, 20 April 2015
  • Week 2: Legal cultures Doris Kiendl-Wendner (Facilitator) Tuesday, 21 April – Monday, 27 April 2015
  • Week 3: International communication and negotiation Gudrun Reimerth (Facilitator) Tuesday, 28 April – Monday, 4 May 2015
  • Week 4: Doing Business in Emerging Markets Thomas Schmalzer (Facilitator) Tuesday, 5 May – Monday, 11 May 2015
  • Week 5: Inter-organizational Relationships & Networks Denny Seiger (Facilitator) Tuesday, 12 May – Wednesday, 20 May 2015
  • Week 6: Transfer into individual contexts Maja Pivec & Jutta Pauschenwein (Facilitators) Thursday, 21 May – Friday, 29 May 2015

The cope15-Website will go online in January 2015. 😉


Research around cope14

We did some research around cope14 and there are more data to be explored in the next months.

English: Pivec Maja, Pernold Erika: Learning Experience in the MOOC COPE14paper

German: Landauf Andrea, Jodl Stefan. Evaluation of MOOC participation from a student’s and teacher’s perspectivepresentation at 13. E-Learning Tag der FH JOANNEUM, Graz, Sep. 2014

German: Pauschenwein Jutta, Pernold Erika. Design des cope14 MOOC presentation, paper at 3. Tag der Lehre an der FH St. Pölten, Okt. 2014

German: Pauschenwein Jutta. MOOC – muss das sein? Erfahrungen mit dem cope14-MOOC – presentation at  Deutsche Bundesdekanekonferenz, Bochum, Arbeitskreis „IT-gestützte Lehre und Wissensmanagement“, Okt. 2014

German: Pauschenwein Jutta, Kiendl-Wendner: WS: Integration von MOOCs in die Lehre anhand des cope14-MOOC – Vortrag: Lessons learned mit dem cope14 MOOCpresentation and handout

Lessons learned with the cope14 MOOC

3 months have passed since our cope14 MOOC and we invested some time to take a detailed looked at our learners. We analyzed the two questionnaires and the comments and contributions at the website and in the learning communities. We asked the teachers who integrated the MOOC into their classes about their experiences.
And finally we want to share what we have learned in this MOOC experiment.

Monday, 6. October 2014: Lessons learned with the cope14 MOOC

15:00-17:00 Workshop: How to integrate a MOOC into university?
17:15-18:45 Presentation: Lessons learned

We invite everybody who wants to know more about our cope14 MOOC to this event at FH JOANNEUM, BZ 7, Alte Poststraße 149, 8020 Graz – the workshop and the presentation will be in German.

The cope14 MOOC party

Dear cope14 learners!

Here  you can see the cope14 team ready to leave cope14 and start the MOOC party.

Monday 2.6.14. 6.44 p.m. (CET)

Thank you for your patience with us – we were a mixed team (as you can jugde from the picture) and sometimes everybody started in a different direction or didn’t move at all.

It was a pleasure to monitor your learning activities and maybe we will meet again in another online learning scenario, Jutta

PS: In today’st Monday hangout I forgot to mention Maja’s greetings and that she wants to encourage you to look for other MOOCs.


Last Monday Hangout in the cope14 MOOC

our Monday hangout will start at as usual at 6.00 p.m (CET). Click at the link to the life stream to follow the discussion.

This time, we moderators Erika and Jutta, will summarize the cope14 MOOC. We will look back and adress what happened in the different cope14-channels, how many learners were active during these six weeks, how many sent the documentation for the badge until now. And we will speak about our job of moderating and monitoring.


In this post  I want to say thank you to Erika who supported my moderation activities during the Monday hangouts by searching in the different channels for your questions.

As thoday we are both in the Hangpout Erika can not check for questions at the same time. Therefore I invite you to post your questions before 6.00 p.m. (CET) as comment to this post.

See you later, Jutta

Pineapples are so in

Recently I was attending the World Conference on Open Educational for a Multicultural World in Ljubljana, Slovenia and one of the talks I listened to, was MOOC and the Hubble Telescope MOOCs and the Hubble Telescope: The Big Leap for Higher Education Research, by Gary Matkin from University of California, Irvine.

When I saw the title of the talk in the program, I thought – okay, what is that supposed to mean? Enclosed are some thoughts from this talk that I will share in this post:

  • MOOCs have capability to generate much data of learning and learning efficiency (beyond our imagination).
  • It needs to be researched how do MOOCs help people learn – especially looking into benefiting and learning from MOOCs.

Here I would like to draw your attention to our survey and ask you kindly to contribute with your feedback to this research. Every contribution is important and helps to get a better inside.

  • There are cultural differences in learning – different nationalities learn differently and attending the MOOC you can see how different people learn (this is also well aligned with your comments expressed in 6.1 and 6.3 posts).
  • About 50% of logged on people never did anything more than that – so if you are reading this post, you definitely belong to the other half 🙂 – congrats!
  • There are different levels of participation rate:
    – visitors (only visit, don’t do anything else),
    – auditors (look into material, but they do not do much more),
    – participants (who also submit at least one exercise) – congrats on your submissions!
  • Some related numbers regarding participation rates – from all enrolled at the beginning only 20% really start with the MOOC, 7.5% reach midpoint and 5.4% stay to the end – from my observation and available numbers, our COPE14 did way better – thanx to all of you learners!

Be curious, take every chance to design your learning & enjoy the process as well as the result.

All the best, Maja

Pineapples are so in

Pineapples are so in

Welcome to week 6, the final week of the cope14 MOOC

Hello brave cope14  learners!

A MOOC is a challenge concerning time management and sleep management, so maybe some of you are happy that now the  final week will start. (The cope14 MOOC is also challenging for us moderators and facilitators). On the other hand you and we got used to browse the cope14 website for new comments, communicate in the  facebook or goggle+ communities or deal with the assignments in a blog. So probably it’s also a little bit sad that we are now in the last week of cope14.

To help you deal with this emotions Maja and I have developed some nice tasks for the final week. We invite you to:

  • reflect what you have learned (you know if you don’t  find time to think about your learning in the MOOC you will forget everything!)
  • plan how you will proceed with your new competences
  • and decide how you will say goodbye – you would never leave a face-to-face workshop where you have learned together with others for six weeks without saying a word, wouldn’t you? And it’s similar in an online course – so let your imagination run and say goodbye in your unique way.

Additonally there is a last activtiy for learners who want to get the badge.

Choose your way along the beach, Jutta and Maja – link to week 6


Today’s hangout of week 5

our Monday hangout will start at 6.00 p.m (CET). Click at the link to the life stream to follow the discussion.


Gudrun and Maryam will reflect week 5 and are  looking forward to your questions! Please post them as comments on this website or on twitter using the hashtag  #cope14.


Maja and Jutta will inform you about  week 6 “Transfer into individual contexts”, this week is as well the final week of our MOOC.

A WOW! on the start in week 5

Hello everybody – I am really impressed by the way you headed into the topics of week 5. Here are some of the ideas I got reading through the first postings:

Some of you chose thesis Nr. 71 in the cluetrain manifesto, saying “We are immune to advertising. Just forget it.” Reading through your dismissive comments I understand this reaction and like it. But I would like to add an idea I ran across last Friday at the first real cool marketing festival in Graz: At Marketing Rockstars Festival Stefan Häckel von Vice Austria talked about the so called “millennials” they aim at Vice, and one of his key messages was that young people = millennials have a powerfull bullshit dedector. Meaning that they would know immediately what comes as marketing speech and advertising without the backing by real good products or by facts. – Spontaneously I thought “Yes, hopefully the millenniums extend on the bullshit dedector!”

Another thought came to my mind when I read Mitja talking about actual de-humanization taking place more and more in companies. Right. Definitely. But there are also examples the other way round taking place: “rotation curation” on twitter for example features different persons speaking for an organization, e.g. changing week per week. Burson Marsteller and untill lately Vodafone do resp. did that.

Thanks a lot for all your ideas. I am looking forward to reading those coming up the rest of the week. And if there are any questions, just post them anywhere you like and visible – I will be happy to follow up on them. If not here in writing, then at our Monday hangout coming up after the weekend. See you around… at best for nice steaming mug of coffee…

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Welcome to week 5

Hello everybody – I’d like to give you all a very warm welcome to week 5, the week of international communication and negotiation. During and in the turn of this week’s assignments I would like to get to know you and your international backrgounds or intercultural interests a little bit more. International and intercultural communication is a booming field, not only in business communication but also in personal day-to-day life: children growing up today will have to be fluent in more than one language to be successfull. Learning english from kindergarden on is no big deal anymore e.g. here in Austria.

Learning different languages helps, of course, in international communication. But evenly if not more important is to develop a truly international mindset: culture, as we will hear this week, is something learned as well as inherited and passed on from generation to the other. In order to be internationally successful one has to be interested in learning different things than at home. I can’t go and eat sauerkraut in every part of the world – or complain if it can’t be found there.

This week we will have a look into ways to successfully develop a true intercultural mindset, or even more ambitious: we will discuss opportunities to really grow into the “intercultural person” I ran across, when I first read William B. Gudykunst “Communicating with Strangers” in 1992. He talked about a process of adaptive transformation and psychic growth. I feel confident that modern communication tools already changed a lot in this direction.

This week’s assignments will concentrate on what this change means for international teams and communication in international projects. I very warmly encourage you to take part in this conversation and add to it from your very special personal perspective.

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Looking to hearing and reading from you soon, have fun, Gudrun E. Reimerth