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Learning with MOOCs 2023: Program & Registration

The conference hosted by MIT is interested in MOOCs, blended learning, and open education.

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.

You can find more information and register for the event here.

Conference Program

Keynote and featured speakers

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.

You can find more details on the conference program here.

Conference Themes

The conference is interested in a wide variety of topics pertaining to MOOCs — spanning MOOC development, delivery, and analytics — as well as blended learning, and open education initiatives.

Specific topics of interest include:

  • Free or affordable degrees, including MOOC-based programs
  • The role and potential of MOOCs in the professional world
  • Inclusivity and accessibility in open education
  • International cooperation in MOOC projects
  • Machine learning and AI in online learning
  • Course and curriculum design
  • Learning analytics

The call for papers has now ended, with submissions undergoing a two-step, double-blind review process. You can see the accepted papers here.


Registrations are open. You can find the registration page here.

We’ll be attending the conference, with Dhawal joining Anant Agarwal and Jeff Maggioncalda for a fireside chat on Day 3. We look forward to seeing you there.

Class Central is a media partner of LWMOOCs 2023.

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Manoel Cortes Mendez

Software engineer and online graduate student in computer science passionate about education, technology, and their intersection.

Comments 1

  1. Jim

    @Manoel, I’m looking forward if conferences about online education will address how learning (generally and not limited by how it’s delivered) will be impacted by advances in artificial intelligence.


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