Panels and Discussions

Panel Session 1: “Governmental Policy supporting MOOCs”

National policy makers present the involvement of different European governments in stimulating the uptake of MOOCs in different countries. Different schemes of several European countries are described and the reasons presented why government should or should not be involved.

Moderator: Carlos Delgado Kloos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

• Catherine Mongenet, FUN, France
• Isabel Schünemann, Hochschulforum Digitalisierung, Stifterverband, Germany
• Nigel Smith, Futurelearn, UK
• Pierpaolo Limone, U Foggia, Italy

Monday, 22.02.2016, 14:30-16:00, Auditorium

Panel Session 2: “MOOCs and Accreditation”

We are now seeing first experiments on relating MOOCs to accreditation. This is an important step. In the session, several successful experiences for accrediting MOOCs will be presented.

Moderator: Carlos Delgado Kloos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
• Jenni Hayman, Instructional Designer Global Freshman Academy, Arizona State University, USA
• Natalie Cernecka, Director of Partnerships, OpenClassrooms, France
• Fabian Schumann, Iversity, Germany

Monday, 22.02.2016, 16:30-18:00, Auditorium

Panel Session 3: “European support services for developing MOOCs”

Several European projects are developing services that support teachers in designing and developing MOOCs. This goes beyond offering (open) MOOC platforms. Examples are schemes of how to develop MOOCs at low cost, pedagogical models, translation services, training to develop MOOC, business models for institutions. Several services already available will be highlighted, also in relation to sustainability after the project lifetime.

Moderator: António Moreira Teixeira, U Aberta, Portugal

• Sally Reynolds, ATiT, Belgium (EMMA)
• Divina Frau-Meigs, U Paris 3-Sorbonne, France (ECO)
• Darco Jansen, EADTU, The Netherlands (HOME)
• Brian Mulligan, IT Sligo, Ireland (LoCoMoTion)
• Marco Kalz, OUNL, The Netherlands (OpenEdu)
• Rocael Hernández, U Galileo, Guatemala (MOOC-Maker)
• Christian Friedl, FH Joanneum, Austria (BizMOOC)

Tuesday, 23.02.2016, 11:00-12:30, Auditorium

Discussion Session 4: „Institutional MOOC strategies compared“

Several independent studies have been conducted about why institutions are investing in MOOCs and open education. During this discussion session, the results of some recent studies are presented. The data suggest significant differences between US and Europe and even between European countries. This difference will be discussed and in addition the possible implications for a (collective) European answer.

Darco Jansen, EADTU, The Netherlands

Tuesday, 23.02.2016, 13:30-14:30, Auditorium

Panel Session 5: „MOOCs for Refugee Education“

A great number of refugees are presently arriving to Europe. MOOCs offer a great tool to give them the education many of them need. Several initiatives are presently coming up, some of which will be presented in this panel, discussing the challenges and opportunities.

Moderator: Katrin Haufe-Wadle, DAAD, Germany

• Vincent Zimmer, Kiron University, Germany
• Felix Seyfarth, Leuphana University, Germany
• Claudia Bremer, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany
• Anja Lorenz, Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Wednesday, 24.02.2016, 9:30-11:00, Auditorium


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