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.