ECO’s Masterclass at eMOOCs 2016 Conference

18.02.16 – ECO Project is deploying a team of 10 experts to the upcoming edition of eMOOCs 2016, for a pre-conference event. Designed as a multidisciplinary workshop and in the hope to encourage collaborative learning and active participation for all those attending, the event is announced as a “Masterclass” under the title: Intercreativity and Interculturality in designing MOOCs and in applying business models.

eMOOCs2016, is the European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit, organized by the University of Graz and Graz University of Technology, in Austria. The conference will include three tracks: Institutional & Corporate, Experience, Research and a Pre-Conference MOOC

As for ECO’s Masterclass, it will consist of two parts related to the design of sMOOCs and to sustainable business models for MOOCs. The first part will actively guide you through the activities in creating a sMOOC. sMOOCs (seamless/social MOOCs) are based on constructivist and connectivist pedagogical theories which foster intercreativity and interculturality. The basic principles of these concepts will be introduced and translated to design guidelines of MOOCs. Next, the pedagogical model will be discussed and illustrated with several examples. The implementation process of the sMOOC model in the ECO project will be described by two local partners, based in Germany and Italy. In addition, discussion will spin around ECO Project’s sMOOC “step by step” (6 languages, several European partners). This transversal course acted as a regulator of quality because it was designed calling on all the teams and their best practices. It also augmented interculturality and intercreativity across institutions and countries.

The second part will introduce the participants to the different business models for MOOCS as developed by ECO partners. The audience will be guided through different business models at different (stakeholders) levels, starting by business models at the MOOC level using principles of the freemium model. Next, business scenarios at the institutional level will be discussed, in close related with business providers. Lastly different governmental business models will be illustrated.


Chair: Darco Jansen, EADTU, The Netherlands

  • Divina Frau-Meigs and Adeline Bossu, U Paris 3-Sorbonne, France
    Sara Tejera, UNED, Spain.
    António Teixeira, António Moreira Teixeira, U Aberta, Portugal
    Alessandra Tomasini, Polimi, Italy
    Sünne Eichler, Sünne Eichler Beratung für Bildungsmanagement, Germany
    Vicente Montiel, TABARCA, Spain

Details: Monday, 22.02.2016, 09:30-12:00, Room. Nr. HS 01.13