Alexander Wanner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other internet-based formats have developed rapidly and diversely in recent years. Universities are thus in the position to extend their outreach to new target groups beyond geographical and cultural borders. The possibilities appear unlimited. What are the prospects, trends, and challenges?
Welcome and introduction (15’)
By Alexander Wanner (KIT, Germany)
Keynotes (3 x 15’+5’)
• Marius Burgat, Scientific Advisor, Program MOOCs for Africa (EPFL, Switzerland)
• Gerd Gidion, Center for Technology-Enhanced Learning (KIT, Germany)
• Willem van Valkenburg, E-Learning Consultant (TU Delft, Netherlands)
Each keynote will give insight into own activities and perspectives and also address one or more of the aspects of MOOCs.
Panel discussion (60’)
• Marius Burgat
• Gerd Gidion
• Lluis Jofre Roca (“MOOCs from open education to international collaborative tool”)
• Willem van Valkenburg
• Wil van der Aalst, Prof. Architecture of Information Systems, MOOC Process Mining: Data Science in Action (TU/e, Netherlands)
• Student (name to be confirmed)
Attendees and panelists exchange ideas and develop ideas for cooperative actions within CLUSTER and beyond:
• MOOCs as medium for interaction between university and society?
• MOOCs for bridging intercultural and intercontinental distances?
• MOOCs as a university marketing and recruiting instrument?
CLUSTER (Consortium Linking Universities of Science and Technology for Education and Research) is a consortium of 12 elite European Universities in Science and Engineering (and architecture) with associate members from around the world.