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1st International Conference “MOOCs: Present and Future. International Perspectives”

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1st International Conference

MOOCs: Present and Future. International Perspectives”

28th-30th November

ECO Project, approved by European Commission in February 2014, created a consortium of 20 universities and European enterprises from 7 different countries that joined to develop an innovative accreditation program aimed at teachers. One of its objectives is presenting e-learning strategies through MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) in the 1st International Conference “MOOCs: Present and Future. International Perspectives”

International special guest speaker George Siemens

George Siemens is one of the most relevant international e-learning theorists. He proposed Connectivism as a learning theory for the digital era, in which people learn through creativity and innovation. For Siemens, learning is no longer a copy or transmission of knowledge.


FRIDAY, November 28th (ON-SITE & ONLINE)

15:00 – 15:15: Opening
15:15 – 17:00: Round table: Technological perspectives and proposals for MOOCs environments in the EU (ECO Project)

Coordinator: Javier Viñuales (Geographica, Spain)

Jorge Driesner (Telefónica Learning System, Spain)
Marco Re (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Alberto Asuero (Geographica, Spain)
Francis Luong (HUMANCE AG, Germany)

17:00 – 17:30: Break
17:30 – 19:30: Virtual tour through ECO (presentation of ECO MOOCs)

Coordinator: Alfonso Gutiérrez (Universidad de Valladolid, Spain)

Maria do Carmo Pinto (Universidade Aberta, Portugal)
Alessandra Tomasini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) Tiberio Feliz (UNED, Spain)
Vicente Montiel (TABARCA Consulting, Spain)
Adeline Bossu (Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, France)
Aquilina Fueyo (Universidad de Oviedo)
Sunne Eichler (SUNNE EICHLER, Alemania)
Carol Fowler (video presentation Manchester University)

19:30: End of session

SATURDAY, November 29th (ON-SITE & ONLINE)
09:00 – 10:30: Keynote session and open discussion: “After the MOOC:What remains and what is the next?” George Siemens (Canada)

10:30 – 12:00: Round table: Pedagogical and communicative models of MOOCs. European perspectives (ECO Project)

Coordinator: Francis Brouns (OUNL)

Maria Gomez Patiño (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain),
António Teixeira (Universidade Aberta, Portugal)
Carlos Rodríguez Hoyos (Universidad de Cantabria, Spain)
María Jordano (UNED, Spain)

12:00 – 12:30: Break

12:30 – 14:30: Round table: MOOCs methodology and assessment. European perspectives.

Coordinator: Divina Frau-Meigs (Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, France)

Santiago Fano (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain)
Lina Morgado (Universidade Aberta, Portugal)
Alejandro Silva (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
Javier Nó (Universidad Loyola Andalucía, Spain)

14:30: End of session

SUNDAY, November 30th (ONLINE)

10:00 – 14:00: Online Communications
14:00: End of session.