New ways in and for online education
After Madrid in 2017 and Naples in 2019, it is the turn for Potsdam to host the next EMOOCs conference. The seventh European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit (EMOOCs) and Learning at Scale (L@S) will be co-located at Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany in 2021. Combining EMOOCs and L@S brings together international top-quality educational research with teaching practitioners, platform providers, policy makers, and educational businesses.
Organizers are closely monitoring the COVID-19 global situation. We hope that it will be possible to offer an on-site program for all those who can come in person, however, there definitely also will be options for speakers and participants to attend the conference completely online.
Learning at Scale
We are excited to announce that the Learning at Scale (L@S) conference will be held in 2021 at HPI, Potsdam, Germany. We are inviting contributions that address innovations in scaling and enhancing learning, empirical investigations of learning at scale, new technical systems for learning at scale, and novel syntheses of relevant research on these areas. Work from both formal and informal education environments at all levels is encouraged; L@S welcomes studies of higher education and informal adult learning.
EMOOCs 2021 will bring together experts in the area of MOOCs and e-Learning in general from all European regions. In total it features 6 tracks covering different aspects of this area and additional workshops.
The Future Track consists of panel sessions, invited talks, and vision statements from relevant, forward-thinking figures in the field of educational technology.
The Experience Track brings together diverse stakeholders to discuss important issues, such as best practices in MOOC production processes, quality assurance, certification, and credentialing.
The Policy Track will address the extraordinary potential of MOOCs in addressing European challenges related to the modernisation of higher education institutions as well as for coping with more general political and social issues, such as labour market challenges.
The Business Track will address areas such as business models for MOOCs, the role of academia vs. commercially driven companies, or the integration of MOOCs into company systems.
The Health Track will address the current potential and future challenges of MOOCs in the health sector. It invites submissions on health-related online learning opportunities and MOOCs that can be either experience-driven or technology-based.
The International Track will take a look beyond the European borders and and particularly encourages submissions to present initiatives from Latin America, Australia, Africa or Asia.
The Workshops aim to provide a forum for exploring and discussing emerging trends in MOOCs in a more participatory and informal way.