Columbia University and Teachers College Host Learning With MOOCs Conference October 2 and 3

Posted on Jul 7, 2015 in Announcements

LEARNING WITH MOOCS II conference will gather educators, technologists, researchers, learning scientists, entrepreneurs, and funders of MOOCs to share their innovations, discuss their impact on education, and look at the future of online learning.

Online learning is a global phenomenon – with innovations across content creation, delivery, feedback, assessment, and other aspects of knowledge delivery and the learning process. The excitement of MOOCs has revolved around a design for access and scale. It is now time to focus on the design for learning.

Confirmed keynote speakers include George Siemens, University of Texas; Mike Sharples, Open University; Eric Foner and Stephanie McCurry, Columbia University; Al Filreis, University of Pennsylvania; Shigeru Miyagawa, MIT and University of Tokyo; Andreina Parisi-Amon, Coursera; Mark Lester, FutureLearn; and Anant Agarwal, edX. The conference — to be held Friday, October 2, and Saturday, October 3 — will feature new ideas for MOOC producers and developers, as well as new ways to apply successful MOOC techniques to the classroom. Coursera, edX, FutureLearn and others will participate in the conference, which is open to practitioners worldwide. Cornerstone funding has been provided by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

A Call-for-Papers produced over 40 selected papers and 10 posters covering assessment, course design, case studies, and novel ideas. Visit the LEARNING WITH MOOCS II homepage to learn more.

The conference fee is $400 for two days of programming and includes breakfast and lunch both days; coffee breaks; and a reception and dinner on Friday. The conference registration is through USENIX. Register today.

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