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Learning with MOOCs 2020: Online and Virtual

The conference brings together academic and industry experts to discuss recent developments in the MOOC technologies and explore practical ways to create and offer MOOCs to a broader audience.

As announced in our list of conferences for 2020, the 7th edition of Learning with MOOCs (LWMOOCS VII) will be held as a virtual conference from September 30th to October 2nd, 2020. The participants’ fees were adapted accordingly. 

This year’s theme “The 4th Industrial Revolution: Challenges and Opportunities” brings together academic and industry experts to discuss recent developments in the MOOC technologies and explore practical ways to create and offer MOOCs to a broader audience. Under this theme the conference covers a variety of disciplines and topics.

The Executive Director of Online Education & OMSCS at Georgia Tech David Joyner will be giving a keynote at the conference. OMSCS is the leading MOOC-based degree with over 9000 enrolled students and 2000+ graduates. David Joyner has been part of the program right from the beginning and will be sharing the lessons learnt. 

The Teaching Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at UC Berkeley Dan Garcia is the second keynote speaker. He will speak about the CSforALL movement, an initiative that promotes computing especially to underrepresented students.

Among the Lighting Speakers is Professor Barbara Oakley, the instructor of the MOOC Learning how to Learn, one of Class Central’s Best Online Courses of All-Time who will highlight ways of creating an engaging online course. 

Class Central will also be there as in the previous two editions. This year Class Central’s CEO Dhawal Shah will be sharing his observations and analysis of the MOOC industry during the pandemic. 

And the good news for everyone who was looking forward to visiting the Universidad Galileo in Antigua, Guatemala: The LWMOOCS is going to Guatemala in 2021!

About the conference 

Learning with MOOCs is the flagship conference for the MOOC research community. A couple of years ago, the conference’s organization was taken over by IEEE Education Society. Being an IEEE conference, the proceedings are also published in IEEE Xplore™ as archival papers, posters and presentation slide sets to maximize the impact of each publication.

In odd years, the conference is hosted in the United States and elsewhere in the world during even years. This year’s hosts in Antigua are Universidad Galileo in collaboration with UNED and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

If you haven’t been to the LWMOOCS conference before, this report by Adena Schutzberg about last year’s LWMOOCs might be useful to get a first impression of what to expect at the conference. Also check out the publications of previous editions here.

Class Central is a media partner of the 2020 LWMOOCS VII Conference.

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