Pre-conference

Increasing the uptake of MOOCs by regional support centers

Date: 18 October 13:00-17:00
Venue: Rome, to be announced soon
Registration: Event is for free and open to all Please use this form to register

Different independent studies show a strong MOOC involvement of higher education institutions (HEIs). At least about 40% of HEIs in Europe are having MOOCs or planning to develop MOOCs soon. Collaboration between European HEIs, governments and civil societies seems to accelerate the development, delivery as well as the uptake of MOOCs. This event will provide you with up-to-date knowledge on how existing regional support centres efficiently collaborate in MOOC provision and in new forms of open and online education.

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Keynotes

Our already confirmed keynote presentations:

Anja Oskamp - President of EADTU and rector of Open University of the Netherlands
Presidential address

Bart Rienties - Reader in Learning Analytics at the Institute of Educational Technology at the OUUK
"Analytics4Action Evaluation Framework: a review of evidence-based learning analytics interventions at the Open University UK"

Yves Punie - Senior scientist at the European Commission Joint Research Centre, Directorate Innovation and Growth (JRC Seville)
"Promoting Open and Effective Digital-Age Learning in Europe: Results from research to support policy"

Stamenka Uvalic-Trumbic - Senior Advisor for International Affairs to CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation, USA) and
Sir John Daniel - Former Vice-Chancellor, UK Open University
"Blended Learning - What Blend? Flexible Learning - How Flexible?"

Maria Amata Garito - Rector and President of the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO

Lluís Pastor - Director of the eLearnCenter, the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya research and innovation center in the field of eLearning
"Changes in Higher Education Driven by Online Learning"

Frank Gielen - Director Professional School at EIT Digital and director of the Incubation & Entrepreneurship team at iMinds, Belgium

Mark Lester - Director of Partnerships Development at FutureLearn

Dr. Mansoor Al Awar - Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University
Chairman of the Governing Board, UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education
Board Member in the Higher Education and Scientific Research Co-ordination Council, UAE
“Smart Learning Facing the Challenges of Higher Education”

Mark Brown - Chair in Digital Learning and Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) at Dublin City University (DCU).
"Learning Leadership: Insights from EOLLA"

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