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Report on eMOOCs 2014 by Prof Y. Epelboin

Report on eMOOCs 2014 by Prof Yves Epelboin

EPFL, Lausanne 10-12 February 2014

eMOOCs 2014is the first European Conference on MOOCs organized by EPFL  (Lausanne,Switzerland), one of the European leaders.

More than 450 people attended. The conference was organized with some keynote lectures and four parallel tracks: policy, experience, research and business.The policy track was on invitation only, for the others there was a call for papers.

Representatives from the main operators were present: Coursera and EdX of course but also MiriadaX (Spain), Futurelearn (UK), FUN (France), Iversity (Germany), Orange (France), Google.

The proceeding of the Research track as well as slides from the four tracks and videos of the main lectures are available on the conference site: http://www.emoocs2014.eu

EUA Conference: April 3-4, Brussels

EUA Annual Conference 2014

EUA Conference:  Changing Landscapes in Learning and Teaching, is hosted by Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium on April 3-4, 2014.

European higher education has been in constant flux for well over a decade. However, some voices are predicting that the real revolution still lies ahead. Labour market demands and technological innovation are often cited as factors triggering change, with MOOCs, growth in private for-profit providers and increased global competition between institutions and countries given as evidence that disruptive change is already underway. Fears are being voiced that universities could run the risk of losing significance, if they continue to follow current learning and teaching models, which, some argue, may be unable to respond to the urgent need for more and better higher education at lower costs.

Read more at the event website

Rectors’ Conference, April 3-5, 2014

EUNIS Rectors’ Conference: April 3-5, 2014, University of Helsinki and Aalto University, Helsinki and Espoo, Finland

The theme of the conference is The New Digital Era in Higher Education.

The conference speakers aim to give the answers on what every rector should know to stay on top of the constant changes both in technology and in the overall environment:

  • Massive Open On-Line Courses (MOOCs)
  • Cloud technologies
  • Collaboration requirements to save costs
  • Competition on resources
  • Co-operation with enterprises
  • Expectations of the society in general

 More information at the event website

 

Next Generation Learning Conference NGL2014 at Dalarna University, Sweden

On March 19-20, 2014, Dalarna University will be hosting the second biannual Next Generation Learning Conference in collaboration with KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The Next Generation Learning Conference is an international conference that focuses on the implications of the digital revolution for learning and education. The conference will present NGL research and development projects and initiatives in educational settings.

Highlights on the conference include:
Keynotes by John Traxler (University of Wolverhampton), Martha Cleveland Innes (Athabasca University), Gard Titlestad (ICDE) and Dan Peters (Blackboard)

  • More than 50 presentations and workshops
  • Conference exhibition
  • Dinner and entertainment

With only a couple of days to go until registration closes, there is still a few seats left in the house. Sign up today to secure your place: www.ngl2014.com.

The last day to register for the conference is March 7.
For an updated conference programme and any other information regarding the conference, please visit our website www.ngl2014.com.
If you have any questions, please email ngl2014@du.se.