To help you identify whether or not a MOOC, whatever the subject, will help you develop (digital) soft skills, here is a sample MOOC programme with some useful tips on things to look for and questions to ask yourself.
The main questions to ask yourself are the following:
Time / Duration:
Am I available to study during this period?
Can I devote sufficient time to learning during this period?
Are there individual activities which will help me develop (digital) soft skills?
Are there collaborative activities which will help me develop (digital) soft skills?
Do these activities require the use of social media and am I willing to do this?
Assessment and recognition of learning:
Does the MOOC offer a certificate? Is it free?
What kind of activities are required to obtain the certificate?
Does the certificate mention specific skills or just that I have completed the MOOC?
Does the certificate give me credits towards a higher education course?
Will a potential employer recognise the certificate?