The eighth edition of EMOOCs, the European MOOCs stakeholder summit, will take place at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), in Potsdam, Germany, on June 14–16, 2023.
The conference is dedicated to massive open online courses, from ideation to delivery and evaluation. This edition takes a particular interest in the pandemic’s long-lasting impact on MOOCs — most notably, regarding the role of online education within traditional education.
In 2021, the event was already set to take place at HPI but had to be moved online due to the pandemic. 2023 will mark the return to an in-person conference, though limited online participation will also be possible.
Registrations are open. The early bird rate is available until May 1st. Register here.
The conference will include lightning talks, long-form presentations, interactive workshops, and naturally, keynotes. This year, keynote speakers include:
Prof. Antonella Poce, Experimental Pedagogy Professor at University of Roma Tor Vergata, specializes in innovative teaching, museum education, and distance learning.
Jens Brandenburg, Parliamentary State Secretary at Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research, has a background in political science, economics, and consulting.
Dr. Vijay Kumar, Senior Advisor to VP Open Learning at MIT, focuses on educational innovation, technology integration, and global advisory roles.
The conference welcomes submissions on a wide variety of MOOC-related topics. This edition has three focal points:
The long-lasting impact of the pandemic on online education. COVID prompted a global move to online education. As a result, many people who’d never tried online learning before are now familiar with it. So now seems like a good time for a debrief. What was the impact of the pandemic on MOOCs and vice versa, and now that the pandemic impetus on online education has abated, what should be the role of MOOCs moving forward?
The normalization of online education as part of regular education. Be it through the popularization of blended learning or the multiplication of MOOC-based online degrees over the last decade, the line between traditional education and online education has been getting blurrier. What should we expect next in this progression, and how do we get there?
The global cooperation around MOOCs. MOOCs are inherently a global phenomenon that calls for international cooperation. What are some of the promising MOOC projects underway, and how can their development be facilitated through cooperation?
Papers should be submitted in one of the five tracks, and they may take the form of lightweight proposals, short papers, full research papers, or workshop proposals. The conference welcomes the perspectives of many stakeholders, including educators, researchers, technologists, and decision-makers.