EMOOCs 2016

The organisation is done by University of Graz (http://www.uni-graz.at) and Graz University of Technology (http://www.tugraz.at). This means that we use the power, knowledge, and knowhow of two old-established, traditional universities to arrange a great forthcoming conference. As a common project these two universities established the first Austrian MOOC-platform iMooX (http://www.imoox.at).
Dates 22 Feb 2016 12:00 am (UTC +1) 24 Feb 2016 12:00 am (UTC +1)
Place (View On Map) University of Graz

EMOOCs 2016 Conference, the 4th European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit

The conference will include three tracks: Institutional & Corporate, Experience, Research and a Pre-Conference MOOC.

EMOOCs 2016 Experience Track

Massive Open Online Courses are often discussed as a new learning scenario. But from the field we know that they have many shades and facets. The experience track aims to feed the general debate on MOOCs by bringing together our shared knowledge and experiences. This includes experiences from experts who have been running MOOCs, supporting the production of MOOCs, involved in the selection of MOOCs, or analysed data. It also includes experiences of using MOOC-related technology in different contexts (e.g. in-house training, k12 contexts, developing regions, etc.). The experience track aims to share experiences, results, solutions, and to document problems.

EMOOCs 2016 Keynote Speakers

Anant Agarwal is the CEO of edX , an online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT. Anant taught the first edX course on circuits and electronics from MIT, which drew 155,000 students from 162 countries. He has served as the director of CSAIL, MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT. He is a successful serial entrepreneur, having co-founded several companies including Tilera Corporation, which created the Tile multicore processor, and Virtual Machine Works.
Anant won the Maurice Wilkes prize for computer architecture, and MIT’s Smullin and Jamieson prizes for teaching. He holds a Guinness World Record for the largest microphone array, and is an author of the textbook „Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits.“
Scientific American selected his work on organic computing as one of 10 World- Changing Ideas in 2011, and he was named in Forbes‘ list of top 15 education innovators in 2012. Anant, a pioneer in computer architecture, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a fellow of the ACM.
He hacks on WebSim, an online circuits laboratory, in his spare time. Anant holds a Ph.D. from Stanford and a bachelor’s from IIT Madras. Anant’s twitter handle is @agarwaledu.

A former teacher in elementary school, Pierre Dillenbourg graduated in educational science (University of Mons, Belgium). He started his research on learning technologies in 1984. He obtained a PhD in computer science from the University of Lancaster (UK), in the domain of artificial intelligence applications for educational software. He has been professor assistant at TECFA, University of Geneva. He joined EPFL in November 2002. He is now the academic director of the EPFL Center for Digital Education and head of the CHILI Lab: „Computer-Human Interaction for Learning & Instruction“. He recently published a book on „orchestration graphs“.

The 4th European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit (EMOOCs 2016) will be held during February 22-24, 2016 at University of Graz (Austria).

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