Mu.SA – Museum Sector Alliance project opens a series of online and offline learning opportunities to develop essential digital skills for museum professionals.

The news is out – subscription for the Mu.SA Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) is now open. Are you a museum professional and want to advance your IT skills? Are you considering of finding a job in the museum or cultural sectors? Are you interested in cultural management, design of digital collections, development of cultural interactive experience or online community management? Then this course is for you!

The MOOC “Essential Digital Skills for Museum Professionals” aims at supporting professionals, would-be professionals, students, volunteers or unemployed in improving their digital and 21st century competences in order to pursue or improve their career in the museum or cultural sectors.

It is a flexible, self-paced course that requires learner’s engagement for at most 10 hours per week. The course is delivered in 8 weeks and is organized in modules that will allow learners to develop a complete set of digital and 21st century competences required for the museum sector. Online tutors will monitor, assist and facilitate learners’ training procedure. Once enrolled, learners will have guided access to all videos, quizzes, and assignments. The course is designed so as to facilitate active participation, peer-learning and open discussion among the learners.

After the completion of this course, learners will be able to develop and use digital and transferable competences necessary for professionals working in the museum sector. Beyond the ability to develop digital strategy, digital content or use digital tools and platforms, students will also advance skills like time management, communication, team-working, leadership and creative thinking.

The course is free and open for all. The main language of the training material is English, but videos are subtitled in Greek, Italian and Portuguese. The platform is accessible to anyone following a simple registration procedure. You can enroll before 30 September 2018The MOOC starts in October 2018!

The learners who will complete the MOOC and succeed in at least 80% of graded activities will become eligible for participating in an advanced, six-month specialization course on one of the following emerging job profiles: Digital Strategy Manager, Digital Collections Curator, Digital Interactive Experience Developer and Online Community Manager (number of seats contstrained). Furthermore, the learners who will have successfully finished both the MOOC and specialization training, will be given the opportunity to participate in work-based learning in one of the European museums that participate in the project (number of seats contstrained).

More details about the MOOC are available here and here. Check this video for your learning journey and this website to know more about the Mu.SA project. If you want to be informed about the project activities, subscribe to the Mu.SA newsletter. For more information you can also write to info@daissy.eap.gr.