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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course.
It is an online course offered by an education institution which is open to the world - learners can take the course without the need of being formally registered as a student at the institution.
MOOCs have originally been conceptualised to be open in the following ways:
MOOCs should allow learners to carry credits within the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), for potential recognition by other higher education institutions through existing credit transfer arrangements.