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EMOOCs International Track

Track Chairs

José Ruiperez Valiente (Universidad de Murcia, Spain)
Manoel Cortes-Mendez (Class Central, Belgium)

Call for Papers

Since their popularization in late 2011, MOOCs have grown into a global movement and a fertile ground for innovation and research, capturing the interest of both academics and industry actors, and contributing to the rise of conferences such as EMOOCs and Learning @ Scale. However, despite being a global movement, US-based and EU-based MOOC initiatives have received the lion’s share of the attention on the international stage, while MOOC innovation and research from other nations and continents have been left aside. This has resulted in a very narrow view of the global MOOC ecosystem.

The international track aims to address this issue by explicitly calling for and shining a light on international contributions. We welcome submissions from all over the world, but we encourage in particular submissions from or about Latin America, Australia, Africa or Asia. Wanting to define this track through inclusion rather than exclusion, contributions from or about other parts of the world, including the US and EU, are also welcome as long as they encompass features related to equality, diversity, or inclusion. For instance, a study about the impact of language or nationality on MOOCs offered on US MOOC platforms would be a good fit for this track.

The international track welcomes a wide variety of perspectives — from research to news, from formal studies to casual reports, from cross-border ventures to local projects. For instance, a presentation about the peculiarities of a local MOOC platform would be a good fit for this track. But so would a data-driven analysis of MOOC trends across multiple countries. Finally, we invite contributions from stakeholders with diverse backgrounds, such as instructors, administrators, researchers, analysts, designers, technologists, or decision-makers, among others. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Global MOOC statistics & trends
  • Regional & national MOOC providers
  • MOOC language & content localization
  • Global collaboration in MOOCs
  • Cross-border MOOC studies
  • Role of culture in MOOCs
  • Equality, diversity, and inclusion in international MOOCs
  • Global MOOC policy & practices

Submission of Papers (due February 22, 2021(extended))

In this track we accept three types of submissions:

  • Lightning Talks: These up to 3 pages submissions will not be published in the conference proceedings. Please use this template for a lightning talk submission:
  • Short papers: These submissions of up to five pages including references will be published in the conference proceedings. Please use this template for a short paper submission:
  • Full papers: These submissions of up to ten pages including references will be published in the conference proceedings. Please use this template for a full paper submission:

Submissions will be handled through EasyChair.

The use of the supplied template is mandatory for your paper to be published in the proceedings:

Please remember to indicate the relevant Track when you submit your paper.

International Track Committee

Abdullahi Abubakar Yunusa, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria
Anna Hansch, LinkedIn, Germany
Armin Weinberger, Saarland University, Germany
Barbara Oakley, Oakland University, USA
Brenda Cecilia Padilla Rodriguez, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Dilrukshi Gamage, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Elle Yuan Wang, Arizona State University, USA
Eric Bruillard EDA, Universite Paris-Descartes, France
Giora Alexandron, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Gustavo Ramirez-Gonzalez, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Heba Ledwon, Class Central, Germany
Hector R. Amado-Salvatierra, Universidad Galileo, Guatemala
Isabel Hilliger, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
Jorge Maldonado-Mahauad, Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador
Mar Perez-Sanagustin, Universite Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, France
Mary Ellen Wiltrout, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Matt Jenner, FutureLearn, United Kingdom
May Kristine Carlon, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Monty King, University of Western Australia, Australia
Neal Iyer, Class Central, USA
Oleksandra Poquet, University of South Australia, Australia
Orlando Trejo, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela
Paramjit Kaur Tulsi, NITTTR, Chandigarh, India
Pat Bowden, Class Central, Australia
Rebecca Ferguson, The Open University, United Kingdom
Ruth Kerr, Federica Web Learning, Italy
Sherif Halawa, Edraak Jordan
Veruska De Caro-Barek, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Vitomir Kovanovic, University of South Australia, Australia