MADRID – Over 20 universities and European corporations from seven countries will be taking part in a conference on “MOOCs,” Massive Open Online Courses, set to be held in Madrid on Nov. 28-30.
Participants in the “MOOCs: Present and Future. International Perspectives” conference will be able to attend either on-site in the Spanish capital or online, organizers announced on Wednesday.
The European ECO Project (Elearning, Communication and Open Data: Massive Mobile, Ubiquitous and Open Learning), led by Spain’s National Distance Education University, UNED, will be hosting the first two days of the conclave at the UNED Law Faculty in Madrid, while the Nov. 30 session is online only.
George Siemens of Canada, one of the most relevant international e-learning theorists, will be the guest speaker, opening the second day of the conference with his presentation “After the MOOCs: What remains and what is next?”
The conference’s main objectives involve acquiring first-hand knowledge of technological advances in the MOOCs area with special focus on the ECO project, analyzing technological and pedagogical bases of MOOCs.
The event will be live streamed on ECO project website.
Proposals will be accepted until Nov. 15 and can be submitted through the event’s landing page. Attendees (on-site or online) can also register on the same page.