Call for Papers Experience Track
Massive Open Online Courses are often discussed as a new learning scenario. But from the field we know that they have many shades and facets. The experience track aims to feed the general debate on MOOCs by bringing together our shared knowledge and experiences. This includes experiences from experts who have been running MOOCs, supporting the production of MOOCs, involved in the selection of MOOCs, or analyzed data. It also includes experiences of using MOOC-related technology in different contexts (e.g. in-house training, k12 contexts, developing regions, etc.). The experience track aims to share experiences, results, solutions, and to document problems.
Call for Papers Research Track
Open Education and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are nowadays used as an innovation format for educational institutions and they contribute to making (higher) education more accessible. By opening up their courses and infrastructure to new target groups open education gets a disruptive character which raises many question within the institutions and also from outside. These questions are related mostly to interfaces between formal and informal learning, certification and recognition but also to wider societal responsibilities for higher education. MOOC research has in the meantime matured and special intention is given to questions related to scalability of feedback and support, educational design of open courses but also on the integration of new technologies into open learning environments. The research track expects reports about solid research activities, which take into account the state-of-the-art and theories, and whose reports are based on an evidence- and data-driven approach.
Call for Papers Institutional & Corporate Track
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and variations of them have changed education beyond the academic world. While universities are opening up education to leaners worldwide, the corporate, the institutional, and the non-profit worlds explore the benefits of training concepts for personnel, clients, and the public at large that harness the advantages of technologies based on the model of MOOCs. This track will consist of panel sessions and invited presentations. It will be set up by direct invitation, however suggestions might be sent to the track chair at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.