This year, the IEEE conference Learning with MOOCs (LWMOOCs) will be hosted at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, on October 11–13. This marks a return to origins for the event: its first edition took place at MIT, back in 2014.
The conference, which primarily focuses on massive open online courses, will discuss contributions from a broad range of participants, including researchers, educators, decision-makers, and practitioners.
In 2023, besides its usual themes centered around MOOCs, the event is formally broadening its scope to encompass blended learning and open education at large. Furthermore, this edition is particularly interested in contributions that seek to refine the notion of “success” within the context of open-education projects.
The conference program will span three days and include a variety of short- and long-form talks:
Keynotes, by leading experts — the occasion for deep dives into specific topics.
Full paper presentations, exploring at length comprehensive submissions.
Lightning rounds, with authors taking turns, concisely presenting their work.
Workshops, taking a hands-on, interactive approach to the subject at hand.
Poster sessions, facilitating one-on-one discussion with paper authors.
In addition, you can expect the conference to offer optional social activities — opportunities for networking, collaboration, less formal communication, and perhaps, for discovering the city of Cambridge and all it has to offer.