Making sense of the MOOCs

Brussels, 10 October 2013

Programme

Wednesday 9 October

19.00

Seminar dinner

Thursday 10 October

08.30

Registrations and coffee

09.15

Welcome and introduction
Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA (Brussels, Belgium)

09.30

MOOCs. An introduction
Tim Gore, Director Global Networks and Communities, University of London International (London, UK)

10.05

MOOCing higher education at home and abroad. Best practices and worst challenges.
Rolf Hoffmann, Executive Director, German-American Fulbright Commission (Berlin, Germany)

10.40

Coffee break

11.00

European MOOCs in global context
Kris Olds, Professor and Chairperson, University of Wisconsin (Madison, USA)

11.35

Funding MOOCs. Are the business models sustainable?
William Lawton, Director, Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (Redhill, UK)

12.10

MOOCs: European perspectives
Michael Gaebel, Head of the Higher Education Policy Unit, European University Association (EUA) (Brussels, Belgium)

12.45

Sandwich lunch

13.45

"Traditional" Open and Distance Learning: What is out there, how do the MOOCs fit in?
Joran van Aart, Director of Student Value, Studyportals (Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

14.20

MOOCs made in Europe: iversity
Hannes Klöpper, Managing Director, iversity GmbH (Berlin, Germany)

15.00

Coffee break

15.15

Open(ing up) Education and OpenupEd MOOCs: context and perspectives
Fred Mulder, European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) (Heerlen, The Netherlands)

15.50

MOOCs at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Karl Aberer, Vice-President for Information Systems, EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland)

16.25

Student-faculty interaction in the MOOC environment
Daniel McFarland, Associate Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education (online) (Stanford, USA)

17.00

Conclusions and farewell
Lesley Wilson, Director, EUA (Brussels Belgium)

       

Co-organiser