MOOCs workshop with European flavor next week
The European MOOCs in Global Context Workshop, a free event, will be held June 19-20 at the Wisconsin Idea Room inside the School of Education Building. This workshop is designed to engender discussion and debate about the MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) phenomenon from a European perspective, as well as about the implications of the MOOCs juggernaut for European universities and students.
The workshop kicks off with a 5 p.m. keynote talk June 19 by George Siemens, who developed the first-ever MOOC in 2008 and is one of the world’s leading experts on MOOCs, online learning and learning analytics. He is also the co-founder of the newly established MOOC Research Initiative (MRI). The title of Siemens’ keynote talk is “Disruptor, Saviour, or Distractor: MOOCs and their role in higher education.” An opening reception on the Education Building’s rooftop terrace will follow.