Many European universities are engaging in MOOCs-related initiatives. Some host their MOOCs on US platforms, while others are developing their own platforms. What strategies do European universities employ?
The École Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) will host a meeting in June in preparation for the Fall 2013 Summit regarding Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at European Universities.
The questions to be discussed include:
“Building a global community of policymakers, educators and researchers to move education into the digital age” is the theme of the EDUsummIT 2011 conference which takes place from 8-10 June in UNESCO, Paris.
Some 120 prominent stakeholders are expected from the EDUsummIT community who are committed to examining the impact of evidence and dissemination strategies on future ICT policies and practices globally.
They will report on the impact of UNESCO programmes in ICT in education which served as the basis for the first EDUsummIT conference in 2009 and led to a Call to Action on the Future of ICT in Education.
Building on the outcomes of EDUsummIT 2009, the 2011 conference also aims to refine national, international and regional models for the use of ICT in 21st-century education and develop strategies to build a global community in the field of ICT in Education.
EDUsummIT 2011 is organized by UNESCO (Teacher Policy and Development Section), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Kennisnet, International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) WG 3.3 (Research on Education Applications of Information Technologies) W.G. 3.3, the Association of Teacher Education, (ATE) and the International Journal For Computer Assisted Learning.